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What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

/ May 10, 2018

What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: whether and how to alert people who may not know they are talking to a robot. Tuesday, Google showed off a computer assistant that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls, at least in its prerecorded demonstration. But the real people ...

Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

/ May 9, 2018

Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, where it announced new features and services imbued with machine learning. The company's digital concierge, known only as the Google Assistant, is gaining new — if experimental — abilities to ...

May 7, 2018

Sony's banking unit to use AI to screen housing loans

Sony Bank, a unit of Sony Financial Holdings Inc., says it will introduce automated preliminary screening for housing loan applications using artificial intelligence technology. The system, use of which is scheduled to start Thursday, will shorten the preliminary screening process from the current two to ...