Years ago, Microsoft released a feature for its Bing search engine that lets users upload photos in lieu of text-based queries. It’s a helpful feature that will soon be added to a slew of mobile devices and browsers. Let’s take a closer look at what’s coming.
Imagine having artificial intelligence assistants (AI) like Siri or Cortana as your company’s customer service agents. It sounds fantastical now, but it’s slowly turning into reality. For many organizations, integrating AI into their systems is the next logical step in innovating customer support.
Google I/O 2018 is over, and the conference was packed with announcements. After CEO Sundar Pichai started the event by reminding the tech industry to be responsible for the services and tools they build, the updates on Google’s new creations and the upcoming version of Android got everyone excited.
As with any trade show or conference in which Google participated the last few years, the South by Southwest (SXSW) expo witnessed another unique exhibit. This time around, they set up a Google Assistant Fun House that features unique actions and capabilities, including a machine that allows you to order beer from your couch, a robot that can fold socks, and the following:
You might think that the whole point of this spectacle is to show off their caliber as the world’s premier tech leader, but these geniuses actually have a plan brewing.
You are probably already aware of Cortana, the Windows 10 AI personal assistant. Did you know that you can use it to improve the efficiency and productivity of your business? With a better understanding of its basic functions, you’ll be on your way to becoming an AI-powered organization.
It’s the perfect time of year to evaluate last year’s technology investments and make adjustments for the year to come. Whether 2017 left you with extra cash in your pocket or desperate for a better way to get work done, here’s a roundup of the best IT news from the past year.