Cogito, ergo sum. We’ve all heard that famous assertion, foundation for a modern philosophy of self, consciousness, and individualism.
But Descartes had it easy: for him, thought was self-evident — he didn’t have to define it. What is thought? What is intelligence? And can a machine be said to possess either? The field of artificial intelligence, it turns out, is as much about the questions as it is about the answers, and as much about how we think as whether the machine does.
Samsung has announced that next year's Galaxy S8 smartphone will come equipped with its very own artificially intelligent assistant service.
It’s not clear how long Samsung has been planning to integrate this technology into its phones, but it was only as recently as October that the company announced its acquisition of Viv Labs Inc. Viv Labs is a firm run by a co-creator of Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, and Samsung is planning to introduce Viv into its home appliances and wearable technology as well as its smartphones.
The idea of artificial intelligence, its supreme capabilities and threats of turning humanity into dust has thrilled the minds of science-fiction writers and film directors over the past decades. Nowadays it becomes not only a matter of fiction, but science.
In the lead up to the region’s biggest consumer electronics fair, which will run from October 1-8 this autumn, the organisers of Gitex Shopper expect these top 10 tech trends that will rule the buyer’s market.
Those looking to snap up that early Diwali or Christmas, here’s what you need to look out for:
The way we thought of apps back in 2008 is how we’ll view artificial intelligence five years from now; 2016 will look like the AI stone age.
Although apps have created completely new behaviors, especially in the fintech space with mobile banking and shared payments, the app economy, unfortunately, seems to be reaching a peak, and monetizing an app has become an uphill battle.