An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone

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Google recently announced Google Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone. The technology is directed towards completing specific tasks, such as scheduling certain types of appointments. For such tasks, the system makes the conversational experience as natural as possible, allowing people to speak normally, like… Read more »

God of War: The single dad opening gaming up to new emotions

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The God of War franchise is back and has made some major changes to its iconic lead character Kratos. No longer simply angry, violent and focused solely on revenge – the son of Zeus is now struggling with being a single parent. Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 3rd, 2018 Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/newsbeat-43828831/god-of-war-the-single-dad-opening-gaming-up-to-new-emotions Discussion 1) Why is… Read more »

Inside the Alexa Prize

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Amazon has challenged 15 teams of some of the world’s best computer science graduate students to build “a socialbot that can converse coherently and engagingly with humans on popular topics for 20 minutes.” If any team succeeds, its members will snare academic glory and the promise of brilliant future careers. (Consider that some of the… Read more »

How may I help you? Virtual Shopping Assistants

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Source: BBC Technology News Date: October 10th, 2017 Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/disruptors_how_may_I_help_you Discussion 1) “In the brave new world of retail this won’t necessitate a trek out to the nearest late night supermarket. Instead the shop can come to you.  With the touch of an app button, you hail a low-slung electric vehicle, like a glass-sided motorhome, which quietly glides into… Read more »

Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms

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Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms with augmented reality. The technology was shown off at Google I/O, the company’s annual developers’ conference in Mountain View, California. Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 18th, 2017 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-39958089/google-expedition-brings-3d-objects-to-classrooms Discussion 1) This is supposed to be “a classroom teaching tool.”  How might a business use this? 2) What sorts of… Read more »

Tech’s Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding in Your Living Room

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MICROSOFT IS JOINING Google and Amazon in the race for your home. This week, at an event in China, the venerable tech giant trumpeted the arrival of Project Evo, a sweeping plan to build hardware devices that work a lot like Google Home or the Amazon Echo. Source: Wired Magazine Date: December 16th, 2016 Link: https://www.wired.com/2016/12/microsofts-project-evo-way-living-room/ Discussion 1)… Read more »

The future of medical learning

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Take a look at the latest work from 3D4Medical labs, where developers and experience designers are working on immersive anatomical learning, by blending our models and technology with Mixed Reality. Source: Complete Anatomy Lab Date: October 27th, 2016 Link to video: http://completeanatomy.3d4medical.com/esper.php Discussion 1) In what ways does this change the ability to learn? 2) How might you… Read more »