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Google Home 6x better than Amazon Alexa in 3,000 question test

Don’t judge a smart speaker by its sales — at least that’s the story floating around the internet today, as Ad Age has revealed a study showing that Google Home is six times likelier than Amazon Alexa to answer user requests correctly. The research, conducted by New York-based digital agency 360i, backs the search company’s…

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Andrew Ng to launch Deeplearning.ai months after departure from Baidu

Former Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng today announced plans to launch a new business called Deepelarning.ai . The company launched with little information about what to expect beyond an exploration of the “frontiers of AI,” but alludes to additional details being shared in August about Deeplearning.ai’s focus and mission. Deep learning is a type of AI that…

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Alexa gets smart camera control ahead of Echo Show release

Amazon’s Alexa will be able to control smart cameras using the Amazon Echo Show , the company announced today. The Amazon Echo Show is scheduled to be released June 28 and retails for $230. Some of the most popular cameras are available at the launch of this feature include those manufactured by Nest, August, Amcrest, EZViz,…

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You can now make Spotify group playlists in Facebook Messenger

Spotify today announced that users of the Spotify bot on Facebook Messenger can now make playlists with groups and friends. Prior to the launch of the new feature, the bot was able to share individual songs, recently played songs, or albums recommended by Spotify. To make a playlist in one-on-one or group chat, use chat…

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Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists

While much of the conversation around AI and jobs is focused on widespread job losses in sectors like trucking, venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems cofounder Vinod Khosla thinks that there’s a high-paying job on the chopping block: oncology. “I can’t imagine why a human oncologist would add value, given the amount of data in oncology,”…

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Emily bot walks you through end-of-life decisions

LifeFolder today launched a public beta of its Facebook Messenger bot, Emily , which talks to people about death and end-of-life decisions. A conversation with Emily can last more than 30 minutes, and afterward Emily emails you documents that spell out your wishes for family or health care officials. The Health Proxy nomination declares who you…

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Sprout Social launches Twitter bot builder

In the latest move to bring more bots to Twitter Direct Messages, Sprout Social today announced the launch of its Bot Builder platform. Bot Builder is geared toward helping social media, customer service, and engagement teams create their own Twitter bots for conversations in Direct Messages. Like bot-maker platforms for other chat apps, Bot Builder…

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Google Assistant has advice for Father’s Day…from real dads

The AI-powered Google Assistant has some advice for human dads. Say “Advice from dads” and the intelligent assistant will play advice to future fathers from real dads. Sometimes the advice is practical, like keep absorbent material in every room in your house, but a lot of advice is about relationships, like make sure you spend…