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Wearables, earables, eyeables: Welcome to the next wave of computing

Citation: Yes, Google has moved firmly into the glass form factor — eyeables — which has drawn a great deal of backlash for personal use. But there are great use cases in business for that approach (see What can we expect from Google Glass in the enterprise), so it will catch on in medicine, construction, security, military, and many other sectors. In a few years, it will seem commonplace for your dentist to peer into your mouth wearing something like Glass.

And last week, Motorola offered another take on wearables: Motorola Hint is an earable. Hint is a bluetooth earbud that can cooperate with smart phones through voice commands, or perhaps more grandly, a means to remain connected to the world without manually fiddling with devices, but simply using your voice.

#VoiceInterfaces   #Mobile   #Lifelogging   #FutureTechnologies  

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Siri Co-founder: Speech Recognition Ready for Leap Forward

Citation: Speech recognition has been around a lot longer than Siri, but Apple's dulcet-toned digital assistant helped bring the technology to a mass audience, and inspire futuristic visions like the one voiced by Scarlett Johansson in "Her. " Adam Cheyer, one of the co-founders of Siri (acquired by Apple in 2010), says speech recognition is poised to become more widely used and more sophisticated.
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Cheyer acknowledges that speech recognition is “just one tool in how people interact with computers,” he believes that seamlessly combining touch and voice interfaces will lead to new applications in fields like education and profoundly impact people’s lives.

#VoiceInterfaces   #ArtificialIntelligence  

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Google picks up artificial intelligence mobile messenging assistant Emu

Citation: Google Now could be taking a new direction with the internet giant's purchase of Emu, a self-touted "built-in" virtual assistant.

Founded in 2012 by alums from Siri, Apple, and Yahoo Messenger as well as Google, the app's functionality isn't far off from Google Now or other virtual assistant platforms on the market. Emu can share locations, manage reminders, schedule meetings, and more.

The difference with Emu, as touted by its makers, is that this platform relies on artificial intelligence, or machine learning and natural language processing, to perform all of these tasks in real time as quickly as one can share a photo via text.

#VoiceInterfaces   #ArtificialIntelligence   #Mobile  

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Can Robots Be Managers, Too?

James Young and Derek Cormier conducted an interesting experiment at the University of Manitoba that revealed how many people are glad to take orders from a robot with seeming #ArtificialIntelligence . They refer to them as social robots because they can provide informational support beyond any human capability by keeping "perfect record of project progress, provide real-time scheduling and decision support, and hold perfect recall (and remind others) of complex policies and procedures, all while communicating with people in a natural, social way." They conceive of the day when such robots "will be placed in management-like positions where they can remind a team of deadlines, procedures, and progress." 

Citation: "...people engaged the robot as if it were a person and argued with it, proposed compromises and used logic to try and sway its opinion, with many continuing the task despite this. Post-test, some reported that the robot may have been broken, although they continued anyway, following a potentially-broken robot to do something they would rather not do."

#Automation   #Managers   #VoiceInterfaces   #FutureTechnologies  

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Outsourcing note-taking to a machine

"A startup called Gridspace is trying to reinvent the meeting process by taking the note-taking out of it. Its Memo system combines hardware, software and machine learning to let a computer take notes while the people focus on ideas." / #ArtificialIntelligence   #VoiceInterfaces  
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"This type of technology could find its way into an already sensor-packed smartphone, tablet, desktop or even wearable — Intel recently showed off a new mobile processor designed with voice recognition in mind — and integrate with existing office suites and meeting applications." / #Mobile  

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Could voice technology be the next big wave?

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During Mobile World Congress, Jae-woan Byun, the CTO of SK Telecom, condemned current voice offerings as “boring for users” but promised a “second tsunami” that could change everything. / #VoiceInterfaces  
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Conversations will follow us from home to car to office — jumping automatically from device to device. / #InternetofThings  
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And for our most private conversations and transactions, speech will continuously authenticate us – not simply at the outset of a conversation. / #Privacy   #Security  
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[N]ew features will be simple and easy to use, in the same way that the iPod made mobile music easy. / #Mobile  
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[W]e won’t even notice a learning curve. / #Consumerisation  
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Moving forward, voice calls will come complete with context, such as where the user is stuck in a business process. / #Embedded  
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[W]e will be able to jump to the 15 seconds that mattered in that last call and have perfect recall of all our conversations. / #DataWarehouse  
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[I]ntelligent assistants [...] will help us perform various administrative tasks, like scheduling a meeting, querying past correspondence or adding a task to your to-do list. / #ArtificialIntelligence  
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[A]utomated real-time subtitles and translation will become commonplace. / #RealTime   #TextAnalytics  

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Natural Language Processing: Big Data's Role

Interesting...

"Rob Symes, CEO of The Outside View, and Jason Filos, head of its voice analytics effort, told us how predictive analytics can help sales teams unleash the potential of their voice recordings, CRM data, and email."

"I come from a family of entrepreneurs, and we're all salespeople," Symes said. "We've always measured how many times you do something -- how many emails, how many phone calls. We've measured the quantity, but what we're trying to do is measure the quality of those interactions." Chief executives "know who their top billers are and who their bottom salespeople are. But the key question is why. That's what we're trying to answer."

#BigData   #PredictiveAnalytics   #VoiceInterfaces   #ArtificialIntelligece       #TextAnalytics       #Sales   #FutureTechnologies

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Intel's offline voice recognition tech could be a Siri-killer

By bringing voice recognition back to the device, Intel is disrupting the likes of Siri and Google Now, which rely on the #Cloud for voice processing.

"Intel will first implement the technology in its “Jarvis” headset, a device announced earlier this month that will serve as the gateway to the company’s own virtual assistant."

#VoiceInterfaces #FutureTechnologies #DisruptiveInnovation  

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Check out +EmoSPARK | The First Artificial Intelligence Home Console

Very exciting development in  #ArtificialIntelligence  & #VoiceInterfaces . It learns to detect your emotions, is compatible with #InternetofThings  technologies, and connects with knowledge from Google, Wikipedia, and Freebase.  
www.indiegogo.com/projects/emospark-first-a-i-home-console

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Smartphones smarter than you by 2017

Would you like your smartphone to become your “secret digital agent”? It'll only work if you're willing to share all your data.

“Smartphones are becoming smarter, and will be smarter than you by 2017,” Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner, said in a statement 
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"Over the next four years, smartphones will become so intelligent that they will be able to predict their owners' next move, their next purchase or even interpret their actions, according to a new Gartner report, which says that smartphones will be able to perform such tasks using what has been described as 'the next step in personal cloud computing.'"
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“Over the next five years, the data that is available about us, our likes and dislikes, our environment and relationships will be used by our devices to grow their relevance and ultimately improve our life,” Milanesi said.

#Mobile   #Cloud   #VoiceInterfaces   #PredictiveAnalytics   #Privacy  

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