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Oh Tay!

It took less than a day for Twitter to kill Tay, Microsoft’s AI bot that was supposed to interact and engage with people online. The premise seemed innocent enough, a bot that mimicked a teenager and was programmed to learn … Continue reading

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Autism, Social Media, and Business

Last summer I had the opportunity to begin mentoring within SAP’s Autism at Work program, which looks to integrate people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with the rest of the workforce. People with ASD can have challenges making eye contact, … Continue reading

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The coming controversy

Computing has gone from a dumb terminal to being smart, artificially intelligent, and self-sufficient. My Android phone, for example, recognizes where I am, knows when I am headed to Penn, and knows how long it will take me to get … Continue reading

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A personal assistant should not invoke fear

Microsoft has announced its new Windows Phone virtual personal assistant, Cortana. The new beta product is meant to provide Apple Siri-like functionality to the Windows Phone and integrates with various phone functionality including apps such as Facebook and Twitter. Windows Phone … Continue reading

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