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Why is AI taking off, and what is its future?

By Emma Hinchliffe

Artificial intelligence is gaining steam, from the Amazon Echo to Google's assistant.

So why is AI catching on now? And what does it mean for the tool's future?

“It’s been a lot of baby steps building over the last 20 years,” Charles Jolley, founder of the smart personal assistant Ozlo, said in an interview on Mashable's Biz Please podcast.

Jolley joined Mashable business editor Jason Abbruzzese and me to talk about the future of AI, how AI has been depicted in science fiction and why almost all personal assistants seem to be female.

Jolley's Ozlo is a personal assistant or "AI sidekick" that gains knowledge over time to adapt to your preferences. Users can have conversations with the sidekick and help him get smarter over time. Read more...

More about Business, Facebook, Google Assistant, Ozlo, and Biz Please

September 14, 2016 at 09:48AM

via Mashable