Every tech giant is working on what’s labelled Artificial Intelligence (AI). But just what is AI, really? Simple Machine Learning? Or the duplication of human intellectual capabilities and beyond? John has the story. Plus more news debris.
According to Apple, users would start off their Siri interactions with “Hey Siri” even when the only way to access the service was by using the iPhone’s Home button.
These are both great tools to use, and it makes it easier to find out how a company treats your data before you start using a service.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been trading public barbs on privacy, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss the public tiff. They also discuss Apple’s hiring of Google’s former head of artificial intelligence and what it might mean for Siri (hint: good things!). They cap the show with a look at what it would take to make HomeKit the premier home automation platform.
Bryan and Jeff discuss the ongoing #deletefacebook discussion and whether it’s a tempest in a teapot. They also talk about autonomous vehicles, regulation, and our future with driverless cars, and also our future with artificial intelligence.
A creative AI called SHELDON has created its own podcast, and the result is an infinite, personalized experience. SHELDON was created by James Ryan, a PhD student from University of California (named after Sheldon Klein, an early pioneer of expressive AI). The goal is to create a unique podcast experience for each user. When you listen to your first podcast episode, SHELDON randomly assigns you a county in the world it created. Each simulated country has its own characters with their own individual stories. On February 2 James released a proof-of-concept pilot version on Soundcloud, and he wants to release a beta version of the podcast in early 2019.
The smart toothbrush is available today at Apple.com and in select Apple retail stores, for US$99.95.
Apple usually avoids talking about its projects, but it also wants to reassure researchers that you can still publish papers as an employee.
With this single feature, Siri could grow and develop.
Siri is going to get smarter in iOS 11, and you can find out more by tuning into the special event tomorrow.
Greg Joswiak, vice president of iOS, iPad, and iPhone Marketing, and executive Alex Acero gave Wired a peek behind the curtains, and it’s interesting as can be.
You can thank Chris Lattner for Apple’s Swift programming language and soon you may be able to thank him for Google’s artificial intelligence efforts, too, because now that’s where he works.
Facebook’s language translation is now being done entirely with neural networks, increasing the average accuracy of the system by 11%.
It’s a true story; Facebook had its chatbots dedicate machine learning to talking amongst themselves.
Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet explain why Facebook’s AI experiment isn’t the beginning of a technology apocalypse, plus they have some eclipse viewing tips and Dave chimes in on China’s VPN app ban.
Bryan and Jeff don their futurist hats and explore what they think is the real future of augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, smarthomes, and self-driving cars.
We tend to speak about Artificial Intelligence in terms of the pinnacle of its potential evolution, and that’s a problem.
Siri usage is higher than Google Search app usage, but searching in Safari is higher than both.
Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple’s new Czar of Cool job to help Siri learn about interesting events, plus Mr. B has some cool hidden Mac features to share.
In machines we trust, or maybe not. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how people may perceive the information artificial intelligence systems like Siri will give us as they get smarter. They also have some thoughts on Apple’s potential impact on the medical industry.