Microsoft to Invest $1 Billion in Artificial-Intelligence Startup
Microsoft is making a $1 billion investment on OpenAI. The company was founded by Elon Musk and Sam Altman to do research and development on artificial intelligence. Microsoft and OpenAI will build new AI supercomputing technologies for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform. To read more, click here.
Voice Assistants Coming to the Enterprise
Voice assistants are finding a new home in business environments. Thanks to the latest developments in technology, businesses are finding new use cases for voice assistants. Click here to read more.
Chatbot offering help for the homeless
Toronto-based startup Ample Labs developed an AI-based chatbot, called Chalmers. The chatbot helps people in need to find free meals, shelter, and other resources. To read more, click here.
A Voice-Activated Drive-Thru from McDonald’s
McDonald’s is testing voice-recognition drive-thru software and robot fryers at a location in suburban Chicago. McDonald’s is planning to speed up service through these automated services as it faces tough competition from smaller burger chains and declining fast-food traffic in the U.S. To read more, click here.
Smart speakers to catch signs of cardiac arrest
University of Washington researchers have devised a novel contactless system that uses smartphones or voice-based personal assistants to identify telltale breathing patterns that accompany an attack. So, this proof-of-concept system offers an AI-based heart attack detection. To read more, click here.