Monday, May 1, 2017

How tech firms are racing to perfect conversational artificial intelligence

It sounds like the sort of trivial debate you might have with a friend over drinks at a pub, but here’s an actual back and forth I had with my phone the other day while driving.

Me: “Who invented pizza?”

Phone: “Legend has it that [Raffaele] Esposito was called upon to make a pizza for Italian King Umberto I and Queen Margherita when they visited Naples in 1889.”

“Okay, well, who invented Hawaiian pizza?”

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