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Which voice assistant speaks the most languages, and why?

Kyle Wiggers

VentureBeat, 

Contrary to popular Anglocentric belief, English isn’t the world’s most-spoken language by total number of native speakers — nor is it the second. In fact, the West Germanic tongues rank third on the list, followed by Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, and Russian. (Mandarin and Spanish are first and second, respectively.) …

 

Our models don’t get confused by hybrid languages, because when they look at a sentence, they just look for the intent. And if some of the words are English and some of the words are in Hindi, that’s okay

John FosterCEO Aiqudo
Multiple Language Support
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The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone

Timothy W. Martin and Sarah Krouse

The Wall Street Journal, 

Steve Jobs took to a stage a dozen years ago this week to introduce a revolutionary new product to the world: the first Apple iPhone. That groundbreaking device, and the competitors that followed, changed the way people communicated, ordered dinner and hailed a taxi. The technology world reoriented around the smartphone, supplanting the personal computer, MP3 players, the digital camera and maps. And the mobile economy was born.

 

What’s not going to go away: the need to have a device that’s constantly with you, to remote control your life. At the moment, we call that the smartphone. Does it become smaller, sit on your wrist, a chip in the back of your mouth? Maybe. The concept needs to remain constant.

Jaede TanApp Annie
The Big Hangup
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Artificial Intelligence Is About to Make a Splash at CES 2019

Jon Swartz

Barrons, 

For something not visible to the human eye, artificial intelligence will be omnipresent at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.

AI, the fast-growing technology behind speech recognition and machine learning, will be tangible in the form of hardware and software offerings…

 

There will be tons of voice assistants, especially for cars and home appliances ...

John FosterCEO, Aiqudo
AI will be everywhere
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Does AI Really Speak Our Language?

Ben Dickson

PC Magazine, 

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in handling tasks that involve language, but it’s still missing most of the nuance and context that we humans take for granted.

 

We can't hope that real consciousness will become part of AI in the near future… to move from 'simulated' conversations to 'real' conversations, we need to empower machines with things like common sense, understanding of context, and creativity.

David PattersonHead of AI, Aiqudo
Does AI Really Speak Our Language?