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Automation

My Chatbot Will Call Your Chatbot

Companies with large numbers of contractual relationships may leave millions of dollars on the table because it’s not practical to customize each agreement. A new startup offers a chatbot designed to claw back that money.
Face recognition app identifying individual chimpanzees in footage shot in the wilds of Guinea
Automation

Chimp Recognition

AI is capable of picking faces out of the crowd — even if that crowd is squabbling over bananas in a jungle. Researchers at the University of Oxford developed a face recognition app that identifies individual chimpanzees in footage shot in the wilds of Guinea.
Machine putting sauce on pizza dough
Automation

Automation’s Frontier: Fast Food

Quick-service restaurants are experiencing record-high employee turnover, while labor advocates are pushing for higher wages. Some experts say these forces are propelling the fast food industry toward full automation.
Automated aircraft overflying a field
Automation

Can AI Wage War? Should It?

The U.S. military is developing a new generation of automated weaponry. Some people are calling for automated generals as well.
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Automation

Smart Students, Dumb Algorithms: NLP Systems Struggle at Grading Essays

A growing number of companies that sell standardized tests are using natural language processing to assess writing skills. Critics contend that these language models don’t make the grade.

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