Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence learns to argue like humans

IBM, yup, the same guys that built Watson, have now come up with ‘Project Debater’.

Project Debater is the 1st AI system that can debate humans on complex topics. According to IBM, Project Debater digests massive texts, constructs a well-structured speech on a given topic, delivers it with clarity and purpose, & even rebuts its opponent. Eventually, Project Debater will help people reason by providing compelling, evidence-based arguments & limiting the influence of emotion, bias, or ambiguity, claims IBM. Click here to catch up with this project.


How to turn off Gmail’s new AI features (and why you should) – e-Why, What & How

There are a lot of great new features in the new Gmail redesign, including a handful that make use of Google’s machine learning algorithms. Up until now, these algorithms have contributed to predictive replies for users checking their Gmail accounts on the go using a mobile app. That feature is now being rolled out to web users, along with a few others.


‘Aipoly’ is marketing platform that wants to automate your store using AI

Aipoly’s Autonomous Store Platform & related projects learn the preferences of your customer adapting to an ideal mix of products. Customers are directed to the appropriate shelf & products are automatically stocked/restocked if there’s customer demand.


‘Amazon Polly’ can now speak in 8 different English voices

Amazon has invited developers to participate in a “developer preview” that will allow them to use as many as 8 ‘Amazon Polly’ US English voices for utterances in their Alexa apps. And, it’s for free.