This Startup Is Using WeChat Chatbots To Scale English Learning

http://technode.com/2016/06/08/startup-using-wechat-chatbots-scale-english-learning/   China’s Chatbot Industry Is Still Early Stage In China, chatbots are nowhere near as hyped up as they are in Western countries, where tech giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are actively investing in chatbot technology. For example, Google … Continue reading This Startup Is Using WeChat Chatbots To Scale English Learning

Pepper – The 1st robot to recognize human emotions

Designed by Softbank’s Aldebaran out of Japan , Pepper is described by the company as a “human-shaped robot” (not quite an android) who is “kindly, endearing and surprising.” Aldebaran designed Pepper — whom the company refers to as a boy, though her name and voice suggests she’s clearly a girl — to be the first robot to recognize human emotions. Continue reading Pepper – The 1st robot to recognize human emotions

Huge MIT Media Lab Inventions That Transformed Our World

http://www.wired.com/2015/12/9-innovations-born-in-the-mit-media-lab/?mbid=social_fb   FOR THE LAST 30 years, the MIT Lab has been a breeding ground for technological progress that’s pushed the world into the future. Touchscreens, e-Ink, GPS, wearables—all of these technologies got their start at the Cambridge, Mass., lab, which is known for its cross-disciplinary approach to research. We sat down with Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte and current director Joi Ito to talk about some of the lab’s biggest contributions from the last three decades. By Matthew Continue reading Huge MIT Media Lab Inventions That Transformed Our World