ServiceNow said Wednesday that it's acquiring the technology of FriendlyData, a two-year-old company based in San Francisco that provides a natural language interface for databases. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.FriendlyData makes it easier for non-technical users to ask quantitative questions in plain English. ServiceNow plans to embed the natural language query (NLQ) technology into the interfaces of the Now platform, applications for IT, Human Resources, Security Operations, Customer Service Management, partner products and for developers. "With this technical enhancement, our goal is to allow anyone to easily make data driven decisions, increasing productivity and driving businesses forward faster," Pat Casey, SVP of development and operations at ServiceNow, said in a statement. Earlier this year, ServiceNow struck a similar deal, agreeing to acquire Parlo, a Silicon Valley-based startup that brings natural language understanding into enterprise systems.ServiceNow has made … [Read more...] about ServiceNow acquires FriendlyData for natural language interfaces
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Star Trek got it right: In the future, we'll use computers by talking to them.Google held an event this week and new hardware got most of the attention. Google unveiled a couple of Google-built Pixel phones, Google Wi-Fi home mesh routers, the Google Home virtual assistant appliance, a new 4k Chromecast Ultra streaming media box and the Daydream View VR headset.Critics say Google is copying and competing directly with Apple with the Pixel phones and with Amazon with Home. But this misses the point.Google believes that artificial intelligence (A.I.) virtual assistants (VA) and the conversational user interface (CUI) will largely supplant search engines and mobile apps for many users. We're moving into an "A.I.-first world," according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai.Simply put, all that means is you talk to a computer. It "understands" what you say no matter how you say it. Then the computer does things for you based on those conversations.Google is betting the company on its own version of … [Read more...] about Why Google A.I. is the last user interface
The demonstrations from Samsung’s Mobile Unpacked 2012 are still rolling, but it’s clear that Samsung wants to emphasize S Voice, their Siri -like “advanced natural language user interface”. It appears to have a similarly deep integration, allowing users to send messages, play music, manage your calendar, etc., using natural language voice commands. It doesn't talk back to you with the same degree of personality as Siri, but one interesting new feature is you can also wake the Galaxy S III from sleep mode by telling it to wake up. To wake your phone you can either use the preprogrammed phrase (“Wake up Galaxy”) or program up to four of your own phrases. We imagine it’s only a matter of time before this becomes something of an internet meme, with entertainers and enterprising YouTubers coming up with humorous phrases to wake their phones with. Or conversely, accidental awakenings when your custom phrase comes up randomly in conversation. We … [Read more...] about Samsung demos S Voice, a Siri-like natural language interface for the Galaxy S III
Samsung just announced the rumored Galaxy S II Plus on the hush-hush, and the specs don't differ from the ones it had on its 2011 flagship, but the phone is breathed new life by loading it from the get-go with Android 4.1.2.It also supplied it with its latest Nature UX interface, which features options like Smart Stay that keeps the screen on when you are are looking at it, and PopUp Play, which detaches the current video in a separate hover window, so you can do something else underneath.Other than that, the specs stay a 4.3" WVGA Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.2 GHz dual-core chip, a gig of RAM, 8 GB of storage plus a microSD slot, 21Mbps HSPA+ radio, and an 8 MP rear camera with zero shutter lag this time. Samsung only enabled the NFC radio from the box for certain markets, and called it a day. We can imagine the Galaxy S II Plus will be selling dirt cheap, and it is still a Samsung, so it would fit well in the hearts of Android fans in emerging markets, and not only.source: … [Read more...] about Samsung outs Galaxy S II Plus, with Android 4.1.2 and the Nature UX interface
0. phoneArena posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:24 LG's latest high-end phone, the LG G3, ships with a fresh, new user interface. Gone is the sparkly, cartoonish UI that the LG G2 came with. In its place we find an experience that's a lot more toned down, more consistent, and more mature. How do the old and the new LG interfaces look side by side, however? What's so new about the latter anyway? Well, to help answer these questions, we've put together a brief visual comparison between the two... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:28 1 1. dontneedtoknow (Posts: 158; Member since: 17 Feb 2014) Both LG and Samsung started to use white for WiFi and data on the notification bar which looks much better in my opinion. posted on 02 Jun 2014, 08:48 1 22. VyktorJonas (Posts: 40; Member since: 26 Mar 2014) Google obligated them to posted on 02 Jun 2014, 10:10 0 29. Cicero (Posts: 1001; Member since: 22 Jan 2014) In my … [Read more...] about Comments for : LG G3 vs LG G2 user interfaces compared: what has changed?