In the past weeks a lot has been said about last Google I/O's presentation of Duplex, an assistant powered by AI that can make phone calls and talk to humans to make arrangements for you. Some people are so impressed by the achievement that they are already pointing out the ethical consequences of not being able to tell apart a human from a machine, and some are playing it down, highlighting that we have only seen a demo.
For a monolingual person, it comes as an uncomfortable reality that most people in the world (60%) speak more than one language in their day-to-day lives. It is very common that a person who speaks one language at home and then another one outside, be it at school or at work. But many more scenarios are possible.
What happens after you build a chatbot for a client? I mean, when the architecture is set up, the NLU module has been built, the conversation flows are designed, and everything is ready. All is left is going into production, where you will have thousands of users' interactions that will train your bot and make it super smart, right?
We have been talking about smart homes and technologies for them for a while now. They are certainly a hot topic not only in tech but in the public domain as well.
As we were saying some weeks ago, next month European data protection rules will see their biggest change in two decades. The laws that govern how people's data must be handled were drawn up in the 1990s and differ a lot across countries in the EU. A lot has changed since then, because huge amounts of information are currently generated each day, and everything from computers to mobile phones collect this kind of data that make us identifiable.