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Are we being downgraded? Interview with Justin Hendrix & Dr. Jess Carbino about our complicated relationship with tech

IBM Blog – 5.21.19 (5.20.19)

How have our relationships been impacted by emerging technology? Is technology respecting our human dignity? Should it creep us out that our devices may understand our emotional state? In this episode of thinkPod, we are joined by Justin Hendrix (Executive Director of NYC Media Lab) and Dr. Jess Carbino (Relationship expert & former sociologist for Tinder & Bumble).

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Building Autonomous Systems with Microsoft AI

Microsoft YouTube Channel – 5.14.19 (5.13.19)

 

Toyota Material Handling and Microsoft are using AirSim—an open source simulation platform originally developed to teach drones or robots to learn in high fidelity simulated environments—to train a forklift on tasks like picking up a pallet. This video illustrates the vision for a future warehouse with pre-trained, intelligent forklifts assisting people in everyday activities.

Source: Building Autonomous Systems with Microsoft AI

Microsoft Build 2019: Making AI adoption as simple as possible

Microsoft Blogs – 5.5.19 (5.3.19)

Just a few years ago, artificial intelligence was largely relegated to universities and research labs, a charming computer science concept with little use in mainstream business. Today, AI is being integrated into everything from your refrigerator to your favorite workout app.

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Debunking the Unnecessary Compromise: Users Can Have a Voice Assistant and Their Privacy Too

Snips Blog – 4.28.19 (4.25.19)

With 41% of US consumers now equipped with a voice-activated speaker and businesses relying on voice recognition solutions to streamline processes involving confidential information and sensitive data, privacy concerns around voice assistants are growing. At the same time, the means implemented by the main voice recognition technology providers to address privacy challenges still appear to be insufficient, and many data-related practices are still unclear to the end user, as confirmed by recent news.

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