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‘Marjorie Prime’ explores the limits of AI built from memories

‘Marjorie Prime’ explores the limits of AI built from memories

Marjorie, 86, is dying. In her final months, she finds solace in an artificially intelligent holographic recreation of her late husband Walter, called "Walter Prime." They talk every day, recounting special moments of their life together. But her memory isn’t perfect, and Walter Prime can only rely on retellings to piece together what happened. He also talks to other people, …

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Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Rapportive founder’s new startup Superhuman is what Gmail would be if built today

Reinventing the email experience is an area numerous startups have tried to tackle over the years, with some apps focused more on triage, others on making a better desktop alternative to Outlook, and still more aiming to re-envision email as a mobile-first product, among other ideas. A new startup called Superhuman, from the founder of Gmail add-on Rapportive acquired in …

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AI can determine our motivations using a simple camera

AI can determine our motivations using a simple camera

Silver Logic Labs (SLL) is in the people business. Technically, it’s an AI startup, but what it really does is figure out what people want. At first glance they’ve simply found a better way to do focus-groups, but after talking to CEO Jerimiah Hamon we’ve learned there’s nothing simple about the work he’s doing. The majority of AI in the …

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Apple May Be Planning AR Navigation

Apple May Be Planning AR Navigation

The launch of the ARKit and Apple’s entry into the augmented reality (AR) market has had a big impact on the AR sector. The ARKit tool is expected to be part of the upgrade to iOS 11, and experts are already eagerly pouring over the code to find out what has changed. What they have discovered has implications for how …

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Will Lawyers and Judges be replaced by Artificial Intelligence ( AI )

Will Lawyers and Judges be replaced by Artificial Intelligence ( AI )

Advancement in technology and science is growing at such a pace that questions like the above of replacement of human skills by machines through AI are being debated at present. Traditionally Lawyers and Judges are thought to be dealing with problems of human beings demanding special skills and emotions which only human beings can possess. However, today a lot of …

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Chatbots Are the Future of Customer Service

Chatbots Are the Future of Customer Service

“Hello, thank you for shopping with us today. How can I help you?” Buyers know that familiar refrain from a customer service representative. But soon, whenever a consumer engages in a live web chat with a company, the person at the other end of the conversation may not be a person at all. It might actually be a chatbot – …

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Essential’s startup advantage might come back to haunt it

Essential's startup advantage might come back to haunt it

"Most companies would get a stage, and we’d have lights and music and everything else," joked Andy Rubin as he addressed a group of reporters. "But that really isn’t our style." He was casually dressed in jeans and a blue T-shirt with a coffee mug in one hand as he stood in a lobby-like room. The setup was located just …

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Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus

Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus

Doctor Otto Octavius may have been a power-mad scientist bent on world domination and the utter ruin of his nemesis, Spider-Man, but the guy had some surprisingly cogent thoughts on prosthetics development. And although mind-controlled supernumerary robotic limbs like Doc Oc’s still only exist in the realm of the Marvel Universe, researchers here in reality are getting pretty darn close …

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Can the US Senate secure the Internet Of Things?

Can the US Senate secure the Internet Of Things?

Thinkstock As a free and open internet continues to come under assault by the FCC’s proposal to effectively end net neutrality, investors, programmers, and internet-users of all stripes have vociferously voiced their support of the Internet of Things and the open web that enables it. It appears those voices have been heard, as the US Senate may be taking steps …

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Smartron Unveils AI-Backed tronX IoT Platform

Smartron Unveils AI-Backed tronX IoT Platform

Smartron, the India based company that had announced the t.phone and SRT phone has now announced tronX platform. Unlike its earlier products, the tronX is an Internet of Things (IoT) platform that is powered by Artificial Intelligence. The company is aiming to democratize smart home by helping people upgrade their current home appliances to smart products. The USP of Tronx …

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