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Get on the ‘dumb’ bot wagon with Amazon, Apple, and Geico...

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AI-based customer service chatbots have often frustrated customers. But don’t dump the bot idea: simpler rules-based chatbots are easy to implement, easy to use,...

Here’s Twitter’s position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) — hint:...

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The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in...

Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy

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A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy...

SBI Holdings Invests $15 Mn In AI-Based Automation Company AntWorks

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SBI Investment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SBI Holdings has invested $15 Mn in AntWorks as part of a Series A funding round. AntWorks is...

Paying for a service doesn’t guarantee it won’t sell your data

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In the wake of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and congressional hearings, there’s a palpable sense that the pressure slowly building around online data security...

Facebook reportedly hires AI chip head from Google

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Facebook is continuing to devote more resources to the development of AI-focused chips, bringing aboard a senior director of engineering from Google who worked...

Tamr raises $18 million to pair enterprise data with AI

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Tamr, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to speed up data analytics workflows, today announced that it has closed an $18 million...

Vi acquires wireless earbud startup Skybuds

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Vi, the New York-based startup behind the eponymous Vi earbuds, today announced that it has acquired Skybuds, a wireless headphones manufacturer, for an undisclosed...

Digging deeper into smart speakers reveals two clear paths

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In a truly fascinating exploration into two smart speakers – the Sonos One and the Amazon Echo – BoltVC’s Ben Einstein has found some...

Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential

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Matthew Cassinelli Contributor Matthew Cassinelli is a former member of the Workflow team and works as an independent writer and consultant. He previously worked as...