News tagged with language processing

Can computers be creative?

The EU-funded 'What-if Machine' (WHIM) project not only generates fictional storylines but also judges their potential usefulness and appeal. It represents a major advance in the field of computational creativity.

dateJul 01, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Machines learn to understand how we speak

At Apple's recent World Wide Developer Conference, one of the tent-pole items was the inclusion of additional features for intelligent voice recognition by its personal assistant app Siri in its most rec ...

dateJun 12, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Build your own Siri: An open-source digital assistant

An open-source computing system you command with your voice like Apple's Siri is designed to spark a new generation of "intelligent personal assistants" for wearables and other devices. It could also lead to much-needed advancements ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Software
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Open Internet threats loom, study says

The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

dateJul 03, 2014 in Internet
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Virtual humans, programmed to feel

A clenched fist thumps the air to emphasize a point; a sweeping hand signals the array of possibilities; furrowed eyebrows question the veracity of the politician's remarks. These are all examples of the ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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