virtual assistant Archive

Retooling AI for the workplace

One of the first computers required punch cards. I repeat, punch cards. Yes, you would take a piece of paper with tiny holes and use it to interact with the device. Now we have computers the size of soda cans that sit in your house and control your lights, provide weather updates, solve math equations and tell jokes, all by simply speaking to them… and some …

Emotech takes $10M to build an AI-powered robot assistant

UK robotics startup and TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 battlefield alum Emotech has closed more than $10 million in Series A funding to continue working on its prototype robot assistant. It’s building a personality adapting AI-powered robot called Olly. The team intended to demo their robot on stage at TC Disrupt last December (pictured above) but had some technical difficulties with the early prototype. They say they’re now focusing on a big …