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What is Swarm Intelligence? In its most basic form, Swarm Intelligence, or SI, is the natural collective intelligence of multiple entities to form a "super-organism" whose intelligence is "amplified" through a natural system of real-time feedback loops.Living organisms like bees,...
When superstars do something, it automatically becomes newsworthy. If I attend an Olympic event, for example, a grand total of three people will be very excited. But when tech legend Mark Zuckerberg does something, the whole world watches. But...
Carmakers Audi and Volvo today announced that their next generation of cars will be powered by Android Auto, the connected car platform from Google. And Google Assistant will come along for the ride, too. Pretty soon, you'll potentially be able...
In the race to be the first to develop a fully autonomous vehicle, there are plenty of entrants. But this is not a sprint to the finish; it is more of a marathon. In a typical marathon, you'll see...
So far we've only seen the good side of artificial intelligence via its applications in the domains of healthcare analytics, autonomous driving technology, diagnostics and therapy assistance, smart home control and so on. But a new, evil side of...
In the battle of virtual smart personal assistants, there are four big players in the market: Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana. But the AI-powered fight to be our assistant took a different dimension after Amazon proved that...
It seems that partnerships between tech companies and appliance makers are increasingly becoming more commonplace. Amazon has tied up with South Korean appliances giant LG Electronics to put Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa on its refrigerators.The companies are interested in...
When Microsoft publicly unveiled its chatbot "Tay" in Spring of this year, it was destined for disaster. A mere 24 hours after being introduced to the public, Tay was deactivated after a serious meltdown on Twitter. But Microsoft's new...
Microsoft owns one of the most accurate AI-based speech recognition systems in the world, something they showcased in October last year. In fact, the level of accuracy achieved was equal to or better than a trained professional. The same...
Ford Motor Company was a bit late to the AI party, but the company is making up for lost time by announcing a billion dollar investment over a period of five years in Argo AI. Ford wants to combine...
Researchers in Japan were faced with the problem of cooling a humanoid robot because it has 108 motors all over its humanoid "body." But the robot was already very heavy and full of parts, so they wanted to find...
New survey results from the London School of Economics show that the majority of the 12,000 survey respondents think that it is the driver that needs to be in control of the car, not the car itself. This despite the fact that 90%...
The world's most followed retailer has just announced its holiday toy list for 2016, but it's not the 1,000 hottest toys that grabbed our attention. It's the fact that you can now do your holiday shopping using just your...
Google announced that its virtual assistant will be arriving soon on new third-party speakers, and spoke about its partnership with LG to control appliances. The company is gearing up to catch up with Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana in...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL), in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security, intends to use artificial intelligence as part of the Next Generation First Responders (NGFR) program to make work safer for firefighters...