Topic: virtual assistant

Author Ray Kurzweil, Google team up to create human-like chatbot ‘Danielle’

People are waiting for the day when artificial intelligence can pass as a human, and with Google and author Ray Kurzweil teaming up to create a human-like chatbot, that day could be around 2029. Kurzweil is an American author and computer scientist, and he’s also one of the drivers behind “Singularity,” a future event where … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Cortana vs. Siri: Let the artificial girl fight begin

When you ask Siri what she thinks of Microsoft’s personal assistant Cortana, her answers range from “I really have no opinion” to “I’d rather not say.” To any unsuspecting human, those might seem like reasonable answers, but in a girl’s world, the world of passive aggression, those are some fighting words. And that might only … continue reading

Cortana for Android, agile practice cards, and Apache NiFi—SD Times news digest: July 20, 2015

Microsoft has announced Cortana for Android is on its way. The announcement comes after a reported leak of the application. “In the spirit of the Windows Insider Program, we’re testing the Cortana for Android beta with a limited number of users in the U.S. and China before releasing the beta publicly in the next few … continue reading

Samsung’s potential BlackBerry acquisition, Project Ara’s debut, and FreeBSD on DigitalOcean—SD Times news digest: Jan. 15, 2015

Samsung may or may not be in talks to buy BlackBerry. According to a Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry with a buyout offer of as much as US$7.5 billion. The report stated that executives met last week to discuss the proposed deal. BlackBerry announced a security partnership with Samsung this past November, but for … continue reading

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