IBM’s Watson Reads the Tone of Your Email

Before you start responding to the weekend’s emails, you may want to consult IBM’s Watson. The artificially intelligent computer is now equipped to analyze the tone and sentiment of text. More specifically, it can determine if a passage is cheerful, negative or angry, open, agreeable or conscientious, and it will even describe how analytical, confident or tentative it is. After figuring out what you’re trying …

Anki Drive

Robotic, artificial intelligence and video games meet the real world in this iOS-driven racing game

Video games, by nature, have always existed in the virtual world. While no less real or engaging to players, gaming has largely been contained to screens—at least until now. Anki Drive fuses robotics, artificial intelligence and video game styling and narrative into a real world game. Using an iOS app, players choose a character (in this case a car) that corresponds with a real, hold-it-in-your-hand …

Anki Drive Starter Kit

Anki Drive takes slot car racing to an entirely new level—and it’s certainly not a kids-only toy. Using iPhones as controllers, kids and adults alike can race their friends, or better yet, their artificial intelligence-enabled opponents, who totally own the race track. The more you play against them, the better they’ll get at beating your tactics. Just charge the cars and unroll the track for …