Category: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Small Business By Tiffany Tosh

Posted on September 9th, 2019 Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Small business

We're Not Quite There Yet If you've been keeping up with the latest trends in technology and business, you’re probably sick of hearing about AI. There are a lot of articles about the future of machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) infiltrating our lives, but as a small business owner, you might not even know how it affects you. Some people think it's impossible to incorporate AI or ML into your systems unless you’re a Facebook or Google. Others believe that integrating new technologies like AI into your business makes it more valuable. In reality, right now AI is (more…)

Facebook bots: The Greatest Thing Since Apple’s App Store or an Annoying Disaster Waiting to Happen? By REFUGE Team

Posted on May 4th, 2016 Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Blog, Bots, Facebook, Messenger, Social Media

By Vlad Vidaeff   For the generation that grew up with AOL Instant Messenger, you are likely already familiar with bots.  In an era where boredom as a child was a common occurrence (something that has disappeared these days with advancements in technology and limitless entertainment options), “IM’ing” your friends was a popular activity for children and teens.  In addition to your real friends, there were several bots you could chat with such as SmarterChild.  While they were not especially useful in any way, bots were a way to pass the time.  Most of us would make fun of bots (more…)

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence By REFUGE Team

Posted on November 11th, 2015 Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Automobiles, Technology, Toyota

By Vlad Vidaeff   As humans, we have always had a fascination with robots and the technological wonders that the future will provide.  The popular children’s television show The Jetsons had flying cars.  An artificially intelligent robot, Data, was a popular character on Star Trek.  Battlestar Galactica took a look at what happens when advanced robots revolt.  The Terminator franchise covers a similar theme.  Last week, on November 6, 2015, Toyota announced that it’s investing $1 billion in artificial intelligence research.  Toyota is creating a new company, Toyota Research Institute, to focus on the initiative with headquarters at Stanford and (more…)