I’ve just run my second briefing on intelligent assistance. Much happened in the few months between sessions.

This time, the second half of the day was dominated with stories about bots and their use cases on messaging platforms.It also included the amazing things now possible via automated voice which Amazon’s Alexa Challenge exemplifies. Meanwhile IBM’s Watson continues its conquest of carbon life forms with the trashing of an extraordinarily talented Go grand master. Starcraft fans with their refined skills in deceptive war strategies are apparently the next target for combat.

Meanwhile, a whole string of new brands are emerging in bot design, deep learning and personal assistance. Heard of MyWave, Mindmeld, creativevirtual, myclever and x.ai? Happily there are UK brands in this list!

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