Is Typing Dead? (no of course not)

Is Typing Dead? (no of course not)

Very interesting discussion hosted by CNET at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The theme is about how we’ll interact with technology in the future, and unsurprisingly speech is prominent in the discussion. The panel make some fascinating points about how future interaction will...
Videos: AI

Videos: AI

An excellent but all-too-short short series of videos discussing AI and some of the dangers and challenges it poses. The video is unlisted so may not embed here – you may need to view it on YouTube directly at the following link:...
Microsoft Windows turns 30

Microsoft Windows turns 30

Microsoft Windows turns 30. What strikes me isn’t the 30 years that have passed, nor that the first GUI’s look primitive now, but how little progress we’ve actually made in the last 30 years. If you compare Windows 1.0 and Windows 10 (see below), certainly the UI is...
No AI Warning Label Necessary – TechCrunch, Charles Ortiz

No AI Warning Label Necessary – TechCrunch, Charles Ortiz

Charles Ortiz, Senior Principal Manager of AI / Senior Research Scientist at Nuance Communications, wrote this article a few months ago on TechCrunch, arguing that there is no particular reason to believe AI will be bad for humanity – there are a vast number of...
How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?

How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?

Here’s an excellent article that takes an honest look at just how intelligent AI actually is, and what we really mean when we talk about Deep Learning and Neural Networks. Whilst AI is changing the world and will do so increasingly, it’s still a long way from being...
AI: Good or Bad?

AI: Good or Bad?

I’ve been thinking about this a great deal recently: will the era of AI be good for humanity, freeing us further from mundane jobs, or bad for humanity, marking a dramatic change to a period of mass unemployment? On the one hand, throughout our history the advent of...
Why Nina from Nuance?

Why Nina from Nuance?

Conversational User Interfaces (CUI’s), Natural User Interfaces (NUI’s) or Virtual Assistants (VA’s), are widely acknowledged to be the future for how humans interact with complex systems, with Siri, Google Now and Nuance Nina leading the way. Simplification of...

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