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Applying Emotion and Sentiment Analysis in IoT Applications

If you knew your device was making users unhappy while they were using it, would you do something to change how they feel?The new opportunities in AI come down to affecting user behavior. Already,...

Integrating Alexa Gadgets Into Your IoT & Home Automation Solutions

I'm fascinated by what might come from Alexa Gadgets Skill API. In September, we saw the announcement of Alexa Buttons. These buttons allow you to buzz in for game show-like experiences with the Echo....

How To Prototype an Alexa Skill in Two Minutes

It’s been awhile since I talked about our gateway drug to Alexa Skill building — the Ubi Portal skill. With this skill, you can create a mock custom Alexa skill in two minutes. If you have...
Machine Translation

Transformer vs. DeepL: Attention Based Approaches to Machine Translation

Back in December of 2016, the New York Times published an article on the Google Brain team and how neural networks have elevated the accuracy of Google Translate to a human-like level. Still, these...

Game of Things: GOT vs. IoT Season 1

Ever since I started my job at Leverege, I’ve been immersing myself in the world of IoT. As a non-technical person, I’ve been reading up on and learning about connected devices, machine learning, and...

Amazon Working on First Wearable Device: Alexa-Powered Smart Glasses

Financial times reported today that Amazon is working on it's first ever wearable device - a pair of smart glasses.According to the report, the glasses will allow the user to connect to Amazon's digital...
Google Walmart Partnership

Walmart Throws Shade. Amazon Takes Note.

Listen to the audio version of this article! Google just announced that they’re entering a partnership with Walmart, no doubt in an effort to take on the e-commerce giant Amazon. Starting in late September, Google...
Google I/O 2017 Major Takeaways - From Google.com to Google.ai

Google I/O 2017 Major Takeaways – From Google.com to Google.ai

Google I/O 2017. Boring? Gone are the days of free smartphones, Chromebooks, and skydivers unveiling Google Glass. Google I/O 2017 opened with a rather lackluster keynote delivered by its CEO Sundar Pichai.Compared to Satya...
Google and IBM vs Alexa - The Competition for Voice-Enabled Virtual Assistants Intensifies

Google and IBM vs Alexa – The Competition for Voice-Enabled Virtual Assistants Intensifies

Oppenheimer analyst Andrew Uerkwitz estimated that between 10 million to 12 million Alexa and Google Home devices were sold over the holidays. With RBC Capital Markets predicting $10 billion in revenue for Alexa by...

Voice: The Gateway to Ambient Computing

Sarah Guo, an investor at Greylock Partners, eloquently captured the rise of voice in her blog post, “The Conversational Economy — Voice and the New Era of Multi-Modal Computing.”2017 is the year voice becomes...


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