The Hidden Homescreen

Okay so the shift to chat interfaces is driven much more by developer needs than consumer needs. That doesn’t mean there aren’t use cases that turn out to be great for consumers. So what types of chat interfaces are actually good for the user? Asked another way: Should your service live in chat? Or, if you want to make a useful chat-based service or bot, what should you build?

Source: The Hidden Homescreen

The Race Is On to Control Artificial Intelligence, and Tech’s Future

Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft are using high salaries and games pitting humans against computers to try to claim the standard on which all companies will build their A.I. technology.

“Whoever wins this race will dominate the next stage of the information age,” said Pedro Domingos, a machine learning specialist and the author of “The Master Algorithm,” a 2015 book that contends that A.I. and big-data technology will remake the world.

Source: The Race Is On to Control Artificial Intelligence, and Tech’s Future

Facebook accessibility: AI is writing photo captions for blind users

“For each photo, we first report the number of people (approximated by the number of faces) in the photos, and whether they are smiling or not; we then list all the objects we detect, ordered by the detection algorithm’s confidence; scenes, such as settings and properties of the entire image (e.g., indoor, outdoor, selfie, meme), will be presented at the end,” Facebook explained.

Source: Facebook accessibility: AI is writing photo captions for blind users | WIRED UK

Why AI development is going to get even faster. (Yes, really!)

The pace of development of artificial intelligence is going to get faster. And not for the typical reasons — More money, interest from megacompanies, faster computers, cheap&huge data, and so on. Now it’s about to accelerate because other fields are starting to mesh with it, letting insights from one feed into the other, and vice versa.

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