Number Of Connected Intelligent Assistants Set To Exceed Global Population By 2021 

The relatively sudden emergence of connected intelligence and virtual digital assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and others appears to on the road to ubiquity: the native digital assistant installed base is set to exceed 7.5 billion active devices by 2021, which is more than the world population, according to a report by British consultancy Ovum.The company[…]

Pharma adopts data-science culture in move toward AI

To whom does pharma turn when facing cutting-edge research challenges such as designing algorithms to comb unstructured EHR data hunting for undiagnosed patients? Who helps glean patient insights from digital data streams such as social media? Who is designing the value-based frameworks behind pharma’s latest wave of performance-based agreements with payers?These are just some of[…]

Most Millennials Now Comfortable With Idea Of AI-Driven Cars

Drivers’ preferences might be changing when it comes to connected and self-driving cars.Younger drivers in particular are more open to the idea of self-driving cars with nearly 75% of millennials saying they are comfortable with cars driven by artificial intelligence, according to a new study.Conducted by IHS Automotive, the study comprised a survey of 4,000[…]

KFC Opens First Robot- and AI-only Fast Food Restaurant 

Have you ever wanted to order a bucket of fried chicken without having to speak to a single a human being? Now you can! KFC, in partnership with Chinese search engine giant Baidu, has just opened the world’s first human-free fast food restaurant in Shanghai, reports SoHu.The intelligent robot concept store, Original+ (pronounced, “Original Plus”),[…]

Google Reveals Use of ‘Thousands’ of AI Processors It Designed

Google has begun to use computer processors its engineers designed to increase the performance of the company’s artificial intelligence software, potentially threatening the businesses of traditional chip suppliers such as Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp.During the past year, Google has deployed “thousands” of these specialized artificial intelligence chips, called TensorFlow Processing Units, in servers within[…]