Very scary stuff here! “Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate a company executive’s speech…”

An artificial-intelligence first: Voice-mimicking software reportedly used in a major theft — from washingtonpost.com by Drew Harwell Excerpt: Thieves used voice-mimicking software to imitate a […]

Alexa Skill Blueprints Publishing Now Available in Australia and New Zealand – Create and Publish a Skill, No Coding Required [Ang]

Alexa Skill Blueprints Publishing Now Available in Australia and New Zealand – Create and Publish a Skill, No Coding Required— from developer.amazon.com by James Ang […]

DSC: Holy smokes!!! How might this be applied to education/learning/training in the 21st century!?!

DC: Holy smokes!!! How might this be applied to education/learning/training in the 21st century!?!   “What if neither distance nor language mattered? What if technology […]

A new immersive classroom uses AI and VR to teach Mandarin Chinese [Hao; MIT]

A new immersive classroom uses AI and VR to teach Mandarin Chinese — from technologyreview.com by Karen Hao Students will learn the language by ordering […]

Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2020 [Newman]

Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends For 2020 –from forbes.com by Daniel Newman Excerpt (emphasis DSC): A faster WiFi for a faster world: Although WiFi 6 and […]

Microsoft’s new AI wants to help you crush your next presentation [Leary]

Microsoft’s new AI wants to help you crush your next presentation — from pcmag.com by Jake Leary PowerPoint is receiving a slew of updates, including […]

“Tech giants believe that voice is as big as touchscreen…” [Wynter Elwood]

Do you have a virtual personal assistant? With #VoiceAssistants we might get time back to do what we want to do. Tech giants believe that […]

From Stanford: “A Switzerland of sorts for systems that use human language to control computers, smartphones & internet devices in homes and offices.” [Markoff]

Stanford team aims at Alexa and Siri with a privacy-minded alternative — from nytimes.com by John Markoff Excerpt: Now computer scientists at Stanford University are […]

Is your college future-ready? [Ghurbhurun]

Is your college future-ready? — from jisc.ac.uk by Robin Ghurbhurun Excerpt: Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming science fact rather than science fiction. Alexa is […]

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019 Report

Excerpts:   From DSC: That last one reminded me of why I think the Living from the Living [Class] Room vision is so powerful…  

Wouldn’t this be cool if we could do this? Perhaps this is a piece of our future learning ecosystems. [Christian]

From DSC: Re: the Learning from the Living [Class] Room vision of a next gen learning platform…     …wouldn’t it be cool if you […]

Microsoft debuts Ideas in Word, a grammar & style suggestions tool powered by AI [Wiggers]

Microsoft debuts Ideas in Word, a grammar and style suggestions tool powered by AI — from venturebeat.com by Kyle Wiggers; with thanks to Mr. Jack […]

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