Intelligent Machines: New York’s super smart AI couple

Intelligent Machines: New York’s super smart AI couple By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 16 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright IPsoft If you thought that wandering round a party trying to “network” with people was awkward, try making small talk with a machine. I recently went to New York to meet two – a virtual assistant dubbed Amelia owned by IPsoft and the IBM-owned cognitive platform Watson.First problem – you aren’t sure what questions you can ask and what you can’t. These machines are not yet ready for general chit-chat. They are only as good as the data that they have ingested.Amelia is the embodiment of smart efficiency – her on-screen avatar projecting the image of an ambitious and business-like young woman.I start with small talk and ask…


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