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Tidbits about bots: the next evolution of apps

The software world is all atwitter about the latest technology to head their way: bots. Touted by some as the next evolution of apps and others as the critical first step in enabling realistic human-to-machine interactions, bots have become the…

Facebook can now recognize you without seeing your face

On Monday’s Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Boston, Facebook unveiled an experimental algorithm that can identify you without seeing your face. Normally, Facebook uses facial recognition technology to suggest who’s who in a photo — but that’s changing. …

Intel nabs startup Indisys to advance perceptual computing efforts

Intel has quietly scooped up natural language recognition firm Indisys just two months after purchasing gesture-based specialist Omek. It wasn’t revealed how much Intel paid for the 10-year-old Spanish start-up but reports peg the value at just north of €20…