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Real Not Fake News

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Read about Farhood Manjoo’s “slow-jamming” of the news. Manjoo stopped looking at news online for two months, and instead reverted back to getting real paper newspaper subscriptions. 

I won’t give away the whole story, but one of his verdicts was that he felt as though reading an actual newspaper, he felt he was was getting some actual real news.  

What a concept, and no bots!

Of course, if bots are your thing, you may want to know about the $13.5 million Series A round that Voicera just raised.

Voicera’s elevator pitch is that it wants to make it simpler to record meetings and pull out action items automatically using AI. It will do so by recording and creating a transcript of the meeting.

It’s technology centers around “Eva,” an AI-fueled note-taking assistant. Eva’s job is to record the meeting, create the transcription, identify the important stuff, and then send out an email with the highlights to all meeting participants.

What? Eva won’t do my to dos in the process?!  What kind of AI is this?!


Written by turbotodd

March 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm

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