IBM unveils cognitive exploration to drive better business outcomes
IBM today announced the availability of a cognitive-infused Watson Explorer, a powerful combination of data exploration and content analytics capabilities. Typical organizations only use 12 percent of their dataˡ, leaving ...
Teaching computers the nuances of human conversation
Computer scientists have successfully developed programs to recognize spoken language, as in automated phone systems that respond to voice prompts and voice-activated assistants like Apple's Siri.
Researchers advance artificial intelligence for player goal prediction in gaming
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed artificial intelligence (AI) software that is significantly better than any previous technology at predicting what goal a player is trying to ...
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.
Talking technology is becoming ubiquitous and maybe even useful
It's the stuff of science fiction. The crew of the Starship Enterprise talks to the replicator in "Star Trek." Joaquin Phoenix's character falls for his chatty operating system, Samantha, in "Her."
Taking notes? TransProse algorithm turns novels into music
Techniques from natural-language processing enable computers to efficiently search video for actions
With the commodification of digital cameras, digital video has become so easy to produce that human beings can have trouble keeping up with it. Among the tools that computer scientists are developing to make ...
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 ...
Hackathon team's GoogolPlex gives Siri extra powers
Computer scientists quantify elements of writing style that differentiate successful fiction
(Phys.org) —Imagine the challenge publishers face, pouring over thousands of manuscripts to determine if a book will be a hit. Stony Brook Department of Computer Science Assistant Professor Yejin Choi thinks ...
Our ambiguous world of words
(Phys.org) —Ambiguity in language poses the greatest challenge when it comes to training a computer to understand the written word. Now, new research aims to help computers find meaning.
Google's Ray Kurzweil revs up search focus with AI vision
New tool aims to ensure software security policies reflect user needs
Researchers from North Carolina State University and IBM Research have developed a new natural language processing tool that businesses or other customers can use to ensure that software developers have a clear idea of the ...
Lillian Lee: Computers not yet able to understand human speech
Perhaps Hal from "2001: A Space Odyssey" may not have been wrong when he said: "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." Machines—even Apple's Siri—cannot yet completely understand our natural language, a Cornell ...