Conversation fillers such as "hmm" and "uh-huh" may seem like insignificant parts of human conversation, but they're critical to improving communication between humans and artificial intelligence. So argues Alan Black, a professor in the Language Technologies Institute at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, who specializes in speech synthesis and ways to make artificially intelligent speech sound more real.
Late last year Formula E announced Roborace, its first racing series for driverless cars, and this week it unveiled the AI-powered vehicle competitors will use in what it calls a "battle of algorithms."
Billed as a matchmaker for data scientists and employers, Correlation One has some specific mechanisms in place to help the best-qualified data scientists rise to the top of the hiring pool.
New wireless technology developed by researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab promises to kill the Wi-Fi password at last.
Every company is an information company today, says Mark Barrenechea, and transforming for the digital era requires looking beyond the ERP systems that have played such a central role over the past few decades.
Cloud computing promises benefits in numerous functional areas, but in few has the impact been felt as keenly as in human resources.
A new low-power, "brain-inspired" supercomputing platform based on IBM chip technology will soon start exploring deep learning for the U.S. nuclear program.
Quantum computing is now within closer reach thanks to a major breakthrough in which scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a key building block can be assembled.
Public clouds may promise a world of potential benefits, but for companies grappling with data sovereignty and other issues, the risks can loom large. Hoping to ease such concerns, Oracle launched a product on Thursday that effectively puts its public cloud behind the enterprise firewall.
Mesosphere made its mark early with large companies like Twitter and Netflix, and on Thursday the company got a fresh boost from two more tech giants: Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Data scientists may hold what's now considered the country's "hottest job," but in many ways they're still little more than digital "janitors" who must spend the bulk of their time cleaning and preparing data for analysis.
Researchers from the Cambridge University Library this week announced the creation of what they think is the world's first 3D printed replica of a 3,000-year-old Chinese oracle bone.
Adobe just rolled out a raft of new data-science tools designed to help marketers reach customers with the right message, in the right place, at the right time.
Image recognition is a hot area of research using artificial intelligence, and now IBM offers an online demo to let anyone test out the capabilities in Watson.
If data science can be used to craft a brand-new beer, why shouldn't an autonomous droid deliver the accompanying pizza?