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Baidu's DuerOS Assistant Now Installed on 100 Million Devices

Baidu's DuerOS Assistant Now Installed on 100 Million Devices | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Baidu has announced that its conversational AI assistant DuerOS has reached an install base of 100 million devices, up from 50 million just six months ago. This is a suite of software developer kits (SDKs), APIs, and turnkey solutions that allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to quickly integrate Baidu’s voice platform with smart speakers, refrigerators, washing machines, set-top boxes, and more. To date, its more than 200 partners have launched 110 DuerOS-powered devices.

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Broadcasters, News & Voice Assistants: The Path to Monetisation

In a session at the GEN Summit 2018, Kourtney Bitterly, lead at The New York Times Research & Development; Raisa Sufian, Business Director at Vayner Media; Mukul Devichand, Executive Editor Voice at the BBC; and David Tomchak, Digital Director at the Evening Standard, discussed how their respective companies are experimenting with voice AI, whether there is an effective way to drive monetisation via this medium, and why you shouldn’t be afraid to enter the market.

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@Travis the Translator from the Netherlands

@Travis the Translator from the Netherlands | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it
Travis reviewed their initial plan to jumpstart ventures along with a review of their own individual roles. From 11th December, Brend becomes the CEO of Travis to grow the company into the next phase with Nick and Lennart in non-executive board positions. “Travis took off in 2017. I feel the responsibility to give more people the opportunity to be understood by broadening our product-line and constantly improving our technology.” said Brend, CEO of Travis.
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Check out this Dutch so-far low-visibility translation device.

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Doc.ai Launches Blockchain-based Conversational AI Platform for Health Consumers

Doc.ai Launches Blockchain-based Conversational AI Platform for Health Consumers | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Palo Alto-based artificial intelligence startup Doc.ai has launched (US)  its blockchain-based conversational AI platform . Founded mid-last year by husband and wife team Walter and Sam De Brouwer, Doc.ai's technology allows healthcare organisations to offer their patients a mobile "robo-doctor" to discuss their health at any time of the day.

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Conversational (NLU driven), secure (blockchain for P2P communication so that companies can't own  your personal data), and self-learning (so the user's medical profile becomes more "intelligent"). High medical technicity might raise communication problems with users.

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Jarno M. Koponen: Reinventing News Media with AI-driven Assistants

Jarno M. Koponen: Reinventing News Media with AI-driven Assistants | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

The news assistant also could recommend which article should be published next using an editorial push notification, simultaneously suggesting the best time for sending the push notification to the end users. And as a reminder, even though Google’s Duplex is quite a feat, natural language processing (NLP) is far from solved. Human and machine intelligence can be brought together in the very core of the content production and language understanding process. Augmenting the linguistic superpowers of journalists with AI solutions would empower NLP research and development in new ways.

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The Coming of the Cognitive Expert Advisor?

The Coming of the Cognitive Expert Advisor? | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

The advent and eventually mass adoption of what is interchangeably called as the AI business assistant, or advisor, or more formally labelled as the Cognitive Expert Advisor (CEA) by leading analysts. This conversation-based consumption will be powered by technology that understands human spoken natural language that can slice and dice massive amounts of data, and also invoke algorithms, to present intelligent insights and even prescriptions in a very contextual and timely manner to business.
These business advisors will be pre-built and pre-configured for specific industries and verticals, and will be tuned for use by specific roles and individuals. Under the hood, they will activate all kinds of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics leveraging a wide spectrum of technology from rules engines to advanced data science models, and will have learning and feedback built-in.

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Packaging all cognitive/language intelligence into a digital advisor. What they cal an artificial intelligence.  

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Yandex Launches 'Alice' Assistant with High Qulity #speechrecognition

Yandex Launches 'Alice' Assistant with High Qulity #speechrecognition | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Yandex (Russia) has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant called "Alice". Russia's largest search engine, said that Alice is the first conversational online assistant, possessing "near-human levels of speech." "We wanted Alice to interact with users more like a human, so that users don't need to adapt their requests," said Denis Filippov, head of speech technologies at Yandex.

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Germany’s Kuka Plans Move into Personal Assistant Robots

Germany’s Kuka Plans Move into Personal Assistant Robots | Language Tech Market News | Scoop.it

Kuka, Germany’s largest maker of industrial robotics, plans an ambitious move into the world of personal assistant robots with the help of Midea, the Chinese appliance maker that acquired it for €4.5bn last year. Till Reuter, Kuka chief executive since 2009, told the FT he sees potential to draw on Midea’s consumer expertise to create robots that would help out on household tasks. 

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That means developing the right sort of user interface.

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