Tag: Bots

Tech

Microsoft is helping restaurants cook up their own bots

Microsoft has launched a service for businesses to quickly and easily create a FAQ bot customers can chat with inside Bing search results. The Bing Business Bot service begins by asking a business owner a series of basic questions about their business, like where parking is, how to make reservations, and handicap accessibility details. The service then creates a…

Tech

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 10 technology M&A transactions, 5 IPOs and 54 tech funding deals totalling about €804 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here’s an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) On Thursday, EU antitrust regulators fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for giving misleading information…

Culture & Gaming

How video games help improve real-world AI

GUEST: For decades, video games have been criticized for purportedly wasting time, stifling creativity, and even influencing violent behaviors. Now, it seems that video games have become an unlikely tool for AI researchers to improve their systems. Seeing stop signs Take, for example, Artur Filipowicz, an AI researcher at Princeton University who’s been trying to…

Security

Meet Blair Hanley Frank, VentureBeat’s new staff writer

We’re thrilled to announce Blair Hanley Frank will join VentureBeat as a staff writer effective May 22, 2017. His areas of coverage will include artificial intelligence, big data, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise technologies. Above: Blair Hanley Frank joins VentureBeat as a staff writer covering AI, big data, cloud infrastructure, and enterprise. Blair comes to VentureBeat…

Tech

Google Assistant voice apps arrive on Android and iPhone — here’s what they can do

Google released its standalone Google Assistant iPhone app  on Wednesday and made it possible for both Android and iOS smartphone users to access voice apps made by third-party developers. These changes were two of about a dozen major Google Assistant announcements made this week at I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. Since the launch of the Actions on Google…

Cloud

AI Weekly: Google shifts from mobile-first to AI-first world

Here’s this week’s newsletter: “An important shift from a mobile first world to an AI first world,” declared Google CEO Sundar Pichai, summarizing the Google I/O 2017 keynote yesterday. His description of the changes underway at his company apply to nearly every business today. Almost all of Google’s announcements touched on AI in one way…