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What do squashy dinosaurs and Vodafone have in common?
By: Andy Peart - 20 February 2015 - 0 Comments

A couple of days ago Yahoo Tech reported on a new Kickstarter campaign from Elemental Path that uses IBM’s Watson to power the latest educational toy, shaped as a dinosaur [...]

Why Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking Both Missed the Boat
By: Andy Peart - 17 February 2015 - 0 Comments

Cortana. Siri. Google Now. Indigo. They're today's most popular manifestations of artificial intelligence. They're all available to us, the masses of humanity who use iPhones, Windows phones, Android phones, tablets and yes, even desktop [...]

Forget Fitness, 5 Wearables to Watch Out For in 2015
By: Andy Peart - 22 December 2014 - 0 Comments

The market is awash with fitness wearables this Christmas, but what does 2015 hold for devices that respond naturally to human (and animal) interaction. [...]

Amazon Echo – are you listening?
By: Y. Carvajal - 19 November 2014 - 0 Comments

Amazon Echo is the latest attempt by the online retailer to embed themselves in the fabric of family life. [...]

The Illusion of Control: Stereotypes, Reverse Psychology and Emotion
By: Andy Peart - 13 November 2014 - 0 Comments

It’s an interesting fact that despite Elbot’s successes in numerous artificial intelligence competitions it was never the intention that people would mistake him as a human, after all he does claim to be a [...]

Building apps for the $30 smartwatch
By: Andy Peart - 23 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Gartner predicts that the smartwatch market will take off in 2015, driven partly by Chinese Android imports that will bring the price down to just $30. Whilst there will still be manufacturers able to [...]

Eve Exceeds Expectations
By: Andy Peart - 19 September 2014 - 0 Comments

Virtual assistants are often treated as just another member of staff by organisations, so it was no surprise when one of Eve’s human colleagues at German energy provider Yello Strom asked her to take [...]

‘Anything is possible in software’
By: Andy Peart - 05 August 2014 - 0 Comments

I’ve had this quoted at me numerous times by a software developer friend of mine; but he neglects to provide that crucial qualification – ‘Anything is possible in software…..given enough time, resources and money!’ [...]

What next for wearables?
By: Andy Peart - 17 July 2014 - 0 Comments

Whilst there is no doubt that the wearables market will be huge, the jury is still out as to just what a wearable device will look like in the next couple of years. On [...]

Guest Blog: 5 Things To Know About Siri And Google Now’s Growing Intelligence
By: Andy Peart - 14 July 2014 - 0 Comments

This Forbes.com article is a guest post from Lawrence Flynn, our CEO. Natural language processing is one of the key technologies underpinning digital personal assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s forthcoming virtual [...]