Microsoft has announced that it is open-sourcing its latest GODEL conversational AI, which enables goal-oriented interactions while still providing external information, just like a real conversation.
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A Google engineer has been put on paid administrative leave following his claims that the company's LaMDA AI model has become sentient and wants to be acknowledged as a person with consent rights.
Uber has launched a chatbot for WhatsApp for ordering taxis in India. It will be rolled out in Lucknow initially before coming to New Delhi. Next year, it will arrive in the entire country.
Facebook has finalized an agreement to acquire Kustomer, a New York-based startup that provides customer-service platforms and chatbots. The firm's entire team will join Facebook as part of the deal.
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Microsoft has announced that its Chinese chatbot, Xiaoice, is getting spun off into a separate company. Harry Shum, who led Microsoft's AI efforts until recently, will be the company's chairman.
Microsoft's president, Brad Smith, has revealed in a new book that Taylor Swift's lawyers were threatening legal action over the naming of Microsoft's short lived AI-powered chatbot, Tay.
Microsoft's recent headways in making chatbots less bot-like and a lot more 'human' in terms of interaction with people have been incorporated in its Chinese AI-powered chatbot, Xiaolce.
Australian non-profit Netsafe has set up an AI chatbot whose purpose is to completely waste the time of email scammers. Anyone can forward any type of scam email to the chatbot right now.
The reason behind why Facebook A.I. Research Lab engineers had to pull the plug on their own chat-based A.I. surfaces. All the scare behind the A.I. creating of a unique language is ill-founded.
DoNotPay, a popular legal website providing advice across a thousand different categories courtesy of its chatbot, has now rolled out its free service to cover the whole of the United States.
Microsoft pulled its Tay chatbot from Twitter last year, after it spouted deeply offensive statements. Its newer Zo chatbot launched in December - and it has some controversial opinions of its own.
Amazon has opened up an on-demand service for developers, called Lex. Devs can implement the feature in their apps to take advantage of some of the same tech that powers the popular Alexa assistant.
After success helping people to appeal parking tickets in London and New York, a chatbot powered by Facebook Messenger called "DoNotPay" now provides refugees and asylum seekers with free legal aid.
Domino's has updated its Facebook Messenger chatbot to support full menu orders. The pizza delivery service released the update just days ahead of the Super Bowl event, expecting a surge in orders.
Microsoft has released another chatbot for Kik, called Zo. The bot is the successor to the widely condemned "Tay" chatbot which was shutdown after it started making racist and homophobic remarks.
An app that relies on a limited form of AI has been used hundreds of thousands of times to overturn parking tickets. The 'chatbot lawyer' is free and works in New York and London.
Facebook agrees with Microsoft that bots are a big part of the future of conversation platforms, and - interestingly enough - the company also plans on dipping its toes into the AR space.
Microsoft is expected to announce more Artificial Intelligence driven "chatbots" at its BUILD conference in San Francisco as the firm heavily emphasizes its focus on the emerging technology.
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Microsoft took its Tay chatbot offline just 24 hours after launch, after its human interactions prompted it to spout hateful sentiments. Microsoft has now offered a full apology, and an explanation.