AI

Build your own wonder

Wonder-ing out of the uncanny valley The “uncanny valley” is a phrase used to describe machines or systems that at the same time appear close to human, but elect a sense of revulsion rather than wonder.  Creepy is another word that gets used.  It is an old idea (first used by a Japanese roboticist working […]

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More wonders

In my last post (“A time of wonders“) I finished on the idea that “machines like HAL or Her are referred to as super-intelligent or as strong artificial intelligence…and that most experts agree that we are probably 60 years away from being able to create systems like that, but there are many wonders available to […]

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A time of wonders

Wonders indeed.  Last year a man’s life was saved in Missouri when his Tesla car drove him to hospital on autopilot. It seems that every day we read headlines like that one: you could call it a time of wonders, and all of them seem to be the result of artificial intelligence or AI. It […]

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Byte-Size Watson! Your Cognitive Journey

Cognitive Computing is the future.  Most of the companies that I’m talking to today already see this.  Watson is like the ‘Model T’ of Cognitive Systems.  It was the first commercially viable Cognitive Computer, and it continues to improve and modernize.  Today Watson is so powerful that most of IBMs competitors actually license it and […]

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It’s So Hard To Raise A ChatBot!

Being a parent isn’t easy!  You can’t assume that your child will know right from wrong.  You need to TEACH him or her.  Parents check who their kids are friends with and may plan play-dates with more desirable friends.  As the child grows, parents often monitor their children’s social activity to make sure interactions are […]

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