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Fighting online trolls with bots

The Conversation US | Posted 01.11.2017 | Technology
The Conversation US

By Saiph Savage, West Virginia University The wonder of internet connectivity can turn into a horror show if the people who use online platforms deci...

Chatbots and the Rise of Women in Tech

Sarah Nadav | Posted 01.11.2017 | Technology
Sarah Nadav

Women in tech are finally going to get their chance to not only join the tech industry en masse but to lead it. With the advent of the iphone we sa...

3 Executive Insights for Application of Artificial Intelligence in eCommerce

Daniel Faggella | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Daniel Faggella

At the recent VentureBeat MobileBeat conference on July 13, a panel of executives assembled to discuss the impact of emerging technologies on the future of commerce.

The Evolution of Customer Service: How Companies Are Using Chatbots

Dan Steiner | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Dan Steiner

Customer service online has not always been so successful for businesses. Finding a way to properly address concerns without interacting back and forth could take some time, hence why internet customer service used to mean taking emails about problems, and sending an email back asking them to call your phone line.

Why Bots Are the Next Industrial Revolution

Alyx Baldwin | Posted 04.21.2017 | Technology
Alyx Baldwin

Maybe it's an extreme version of our ego, but by creating intelligent beings perhaps we're not only questioning what it means to be human, but also showing how powerful and godlike we are.

The Evolution of Creative Mobile Advertising

Advertising Week | Posted 03.29.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Evan Wray, vice president and co-founder of Swyft Media Mobile Advertising, as we know it, is changing. Ad blockers continue to threaten the viewa...

Two A.I. Chatbots Talk About Life, Argue About Everything

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Weird News

When you meet someone for the first time, chances are you don't start talking about the fourth dimension, reincarnation or the meaning of life within...

Enter Eugene: The Curious Case of 'Eugene Goostman,' Part II

Bill DeSmedt | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Bill DeSmedt

June 8th, 2014 is a day that shall live in A.I.nfamy. For on that day, Reading University visiting cybernetics professor Kevin Warwick announced that a "supercomputer" masquerading as a Ukrainian teenager had successfully convinced ten out of thirty judges that it was, in fact, a human being.

'Eugene Goostman' Passes Iconic Turing Test

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2014 | Science

Alan Turing would have been proud. Or would he have been terrified? For the first time ever, a computer reportedly has passed the math genius's ico...

Bianca Bosker

Twitter Hoax Reveals What We Desire Most From Machines | Bianca Bosker | Posted 09.26.2013 | Technology

This week, Twitterers around the world received some devastating news: The Twitter account @Horse_ebooks, a cult favorite, was human after all. Fo...

Online Sexual Predators Beware: There's a New 'Bot' in Town

Russ Warner | Posted 10.09.2013 | Crime
Russ Warner

With natural language processing and memory of past conversations, Negobot uses slang, misspellings, and pop-culture knowledge to sound like a stereotypical teenage girl.

Chatbot With Personality Of 13-Year-Old Boy Fools Human Judges | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology

When you're messaged by one of those annoying Internet chatbots, you can usually tell right away that there's no one on the other side of the screen. ...