Modern technology, like AI, can look dorky and error prone in its early stages. We make fun of it. Then it matures before our eyes. Chatted with a lightbulb lately?
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how Apple will promote its streaming TV content and follow up on yesterday’s subscription TV overload discussion. They also look at competition in the artificial intelligence space with Google’s new Call Screen feature.
Apple has acquired Danish machine learning startup Spektral. Its technology separates people and objects from a background in photos.
Dictating which news you’re allowed to see stems from Facebook’s corrupted business model. Apple, in contrast, does things in a very subtle, different way. Which company shall endure?
Everyone assumes that the full technological panoply of AI will be judiciously monitored, regulated and contained for the public good. Right. Just like Facebook handled outsider misinformation.
There was a time when Apple, especially Steve Jobs, would spring a surprise on us at an event, and we were delighted. Times are too complex for that now.
Andrew Orr and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about AI-based virtual teachers in schools, plus some important warnings before upgrading to iOS 12 or macOS Mojave.
We hear at lot about the high-profile Senior VPs at Apple, but what about the regular VPs behind the scenes, VPs who keep the company humming?
John collects the interesting news articles that didn’t make the TMO headlines this week, the technical news debris. This week, the topics are all over the map, but one theme remains. Money. So dig in!
Anki’s Cozmo is a fun fist-size robot for education and play, and now the company is taking its compact robots to the next level with Vector. Unlike Cozmo, Vector doesn’t need your smartphone to supplement its brain, and it uses artificial intelligence to learn. It’s also designed to be more of an assistant and can learn names and faces, as well as link to the internet to find answers to your questions. The idea is to make Vector your companion instead of just a robot toy. There’s a Kickstarter so you can get a Vector for US$199.99 on October 9th, and it’ll be available to the general public for $249.99 on October 12th.
Here’s a thumbnail sketch of Apple’s journey to a trillion dollar valuation — and why it matters to investors and customers.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s 2018 third fiscal quarter earnings, the company’s R&D budget, and the possibility of an Apple personal robot.
Apple’s values, strengths and ecosystem advantages make it, more and more, the compelling, indeed, only choice for our tech life.
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss the current limitations of AI, and what real AI in the future might be like. They also talk about Apple’s T2 kernel panic issue and follow up on Bryan’s dual-HomePod TV experiment.
Loup Ventures conducted its annual test to see how popular voice assistants perform, and Apple’s Siri came in second behind Google Assistant.
Siri co-founder Tom Gruber has left Apple to “pursue personal interests.” He was the last of the original Siri group to go.
Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple’s AI boss John Giannandrea, plus they share their thoughts on a leaked photo showing the next iPhone’s glass front.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the potential problems artificial intelligence systems could pose, plus they look at video game addiction.
Microsoft is ramping up its stake in the artificial intelligence market by buying the AI and machine learning startup Bonsai.
A recent article starts to genuinely approach the real danger of Artificial Intelligence (AI). We’ll have zero visibility into how it thinks and its internal cultural values.