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 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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AI Today Podcast #018: Cognilytica AI Predictions for 2018

2018 is here! And we expect it to be a significant year for AI advancement. In particular, we have eight predictions that we believe will come to fruition in this upcoming year. Listen to this podcast and check out the accompanying article to hear about what we believe 2018 has in store for AI and …

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Cognilytica’s AI Predictions for 2018

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” –Nils Bohr, Nobel laureate in Physics Prediction 1: No AI Winter in 2018 The AI train continues to steam along. What, if anything can stop it? Certainly in 2018, we’re not expecting any slowing. Will issues of Responsible AI rear their heads? Will new AI …

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AI Today Podcast #017: Assistant-Enabled Commerce (AEC)

E-commerce has fundamentally changed the nature of retail. The Internet and the world of e-commerce that was created and then mobile has made it such that you can now go from wanting an item to having it in a matter of hours without ever stepping foot outside your home or office and you also have …

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AI Today Podcast #012: Chatbots – Are they Useful?

Humans were born to talk and communicate. Much of the 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 expanding the spoken and written form of communication. We didn’t start communication with swipes and types, in fact for …

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