Ever tried to install a calculator app and been asked to grant it access to your smartphone’s camera, microphone, location, contact list, email, etc, etc, etc? Have you felt the app doesn’t really need to violate your privacy so thoroughly? Have you had a chance to argue your point with its makers?
Nathan ZeldesCan AI save us from the Mobile Privacy crisis?
One of the biggest reasons people have for purchasing something like Cortana or Alexa is to have a virtual personal assistant help become more productive. These devices have been custom made for people who need to be able to get more accomplished during the day, especially for those who have too much to do.
Paula Irwin6 Productivity Skills for Cortana and Alexa
Intelligent machines are taking over the world, whether we’d like to admit it. Your smartphone likely has a built-in virtual assistant; we see the growth of self-driving cars – these are just some of the many examples where artificial intelligence is making its way into our daily lives.
Matthew T. AlanIs the Artificial Intelligence Threat Real?
In a previous post I discussed the underlying philosophy of AI and our limited and inconstant definition of it. In this post I will touch on the brief period in the history of the art when we were intoxicated with pride in our achievements.
Nathan ZeldesThe History of Artificial Intelligence, part 2: Early Years, Early Hopes
The time is coming where humans will start to explore the deeper reaches of space on a much more consistent level. NASA has already used unmanned shuttles, probes, rovers, and exploratory ships to find out more information about galaxies near and far. We have found out more about the size, scope, and shape of the universe because of technological advancements. Now, AI is going to help us do even more.
We all talked at least once to a virtual personal assistant (VPA) in our life. It could be Siri, Alexa, Cortana or even the new Google assistant – they are everywhere. Most of the time though, people stop using their personal assistants after the first interaction and could barely find a “common language”.
Uri EliabayevHow can we trust virtual personal assistants?
In today’s world of artificial intelligence, some are working extremely hard to push the envelope and create the advanced world we live in. These influencers are contributing greatly to technology innovation, with incredible brains to see something and imagine what it could be instead of just settling on our current state of being.
Matthew T. AlanTop 5 Artificial Intelligence Influencers
Smartphones are so empowering. They put a whole world of information at our fingertips. They allow us to access an incredible range of apps and services. And they make it possible for us to send and receive e-mail everywhere we go and at all times of the day and working long after working hours have finished.
Steuart Snooks7 Reasons Why Smartphone Email Is Not So Smart After All
Caring for the terminally ill can be hard. It’s often those terminal patients who encounter medical errors or lack of support at the very end of their lives. Whether it is due to lack of resources, being understaffed, or simply an oversight, the end of life shouldn’t be tainted with such experiences.
Matthew T. AlanShould Artificial Intelligence Care for the Terminally Ill?