The Implications of Google Duplex

This post was featured in our Cognilytica Newsletter, with additional details. Didn’t get the newsletter? Sign up here: The recent demonstration of Google Duplex by CEO Sundar Pichai has grabbed the world’s attention. The demo shows a pre-recorded, and supposedly realtime, interaction between an experimental Google voice assistant, called Google Duplex, interacting with a receptionist at …

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AI Today Podcast #37: Life with Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles

Ever wonder how fully autonomous vehicles at Level 5 on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) classification will impact your life? How will the way you live, work, interact socially, and care for the needy, disabled and elderly change when vehicles that can drive themselves safely from point to point and be beckoned at any …

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Smart Speakers? Meh. Intelligent Assistants? Yeah!

This post was featured in our Cognilytica Newsletter, with additional details. Didn’t get the newsletter? Sign up here: Ever since the launch of Amazon’s Echo device in 2014, its seems that every month brings a new development in dedicated devices that process voice commands and perform actions. However, what exactly are these devices? The popular …

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The Implications of the First Fatal Autonomous Vehicle Accident

This post was featured in our Cognilytica Newsletter, with additional details. Didn’t get the newsletter? Sign up here: On Sunday, March 18, 2018, an autonomous Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode, with a human safety operator behind the wheel, struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the road — the first fatal autonomous vehicle accident on …

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AI Today Podcast #29: The First Autonomous Vehicle Fatality — Now What?

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, an autonomous Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the road — the first fatal autonomous vehicle accident on a public road to occur. We’ve now crossed the realm from the theoretical of what could happen in this scenario to the reality of the situation …

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IPsoft Briefing Note

Document ID: CGBN122 | Last Updated: Mar. 16, 2018 Abstract Two primary focuses of Cognilytica’s research is the concept of “Intelligent Assistants” whose primary job is to autonomously perform activities with the intelligence and capabilities often ascribed to humans, and conversely the concept of “Augmented Intelligence” where smart systems enable humans to do their job …

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The Cognilytica Voice Assistant Benchmark

This post was featured in our Cognilytica Newsletter, with additional details. Didn’t get the newsletter? Sign up here: Out with Chatbots, In with Conversational Interfaces Much of the human brain is devoted to generating, sensing, processing, and understanding speech and communications in its various forms. When humans were building their first civilizations we were also …

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AI Today Podcast #026: Cognilytica Tested Voice Assistants, And You Might Be Surprised by the Results

Chatbots, er… maybe we really mean Conversational Interfaces… are becoming more and more ubiquitous and part of our every day business and consumer lives. There’s a wide variety of both text- and voice-based conversational interfaces and devices. But the ones we’re most familiar with are the voice-based ones that sit on our countertops and office …

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Softomotive Briefing Note

Document ID: CGBN121 | Last Updated: Mar. 16, 2018 Abstract With over ten years in the market, and over 6,000 customers, Softomotive is a well-known player in the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) space. The core of Softomotive’s competitive advantage in a very crowded market is their ability to start with a very small installation, even …

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UiPath Briefing Note

Document ID: CGBN119 | Last Updated: Feb. 16, 2018 Abstract Traditional RPA technologies can be fairly sophisticated, but at the end of the day are meant to mimic a human operator’s actions. Even though traditional RPA robots are “trained” by recording the user, they aren’t particularly intelligent. Machine learning and AI helps deal with these …

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