Amazon proposes a home robot that asks you questions when it’s confused

AI models invariably encounter ambiguous situations that they struggle to respond to with instructions alone. That’s problematic for autonomous agents tasked with, say, navigating an apartment, because they run the risk of becoming...

Kustomer raises $60 million to automate repetitive customer service processes

For most brands, guiding and tracking customers through every step of their journeys is of critical operational importance. According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report, the number of companies investing in omnichannel experiences has...

OpenAI’s Procgen Benchmark prevents AI model overfitting

Where the training of machine learning models is concerned, there’s always a risk of overfitting — or corresponding too closely — to a particular set of data. In point of fact, it’s not...

Google details AI that classifies chest X-rays with human-level accuracy

Analyzing chest X-ray images with machine learning algorithms is easier said than done. That’s because typically, the clinical labels required to train those algorithms are obtained with rule-based natural language processing or human...

AI capsule system classifies digits with state-of-the-art accuracy

There’s strong evidence that humans rely on coordinate frames, or reference lines and curves, to suss out the position of points in space. That’s unlike widely used computer vision algorithms, which differentiate among...

A super-fast machine learning model for finding user search intent

In April 2019, Benjamin Burkholder (who is awesome, by the way) published a Medium article showing off a script he wrote that uses SERP result features to infer a user’s search intent. The...

Researchers train AI to map a person’s facial movements to any target headshot

What if you could manipulate the facial features of a historical figure, a politician, or a CEO realistically and convincingly using nothing but a webcam and an illustrated or photographic still image? A...

Alexa controls for kitchen appliances, shades, and garage door openers are generally available

Amazon Alexa developers looking to support motorized window shades and kitchen appliances have reason to rejoice. A host of smart device control features previewed earlier this year are now generally available, including semantic...

3 more emerging memory technologies tackling big-data bottlenecks

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. Ubiquitous connectivity gives the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud carte blanche to generate data at truly Tribble-like rates....

Tray.io raises $50 million to automate repetitive business processes

Automating monotonous records management, customer relationship management, IT, and human resources processes is the dream of every enterprise pursuing efficiency. A study conducted by Software Testing and Big Data found that approximately 10-20%...

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