We’re participating in Hacktoberfest this year to celebrate the open-source community.
By Euirim Choi. Published October 2, 2019.
The Almond team has been travelling the country to present this summer. Videos are now available.
By Giovanni Campagna. Published September 16, 2019.
We are excited to announce that we have received an NSF research grant on our project "Autonomy and privacy with federated virtual assistants". The goal is to make natural language technology publicly available, create an open skill platform available to all assistants, and to have protect privacy with open and distributed assistants.
By Giovanni Campagna. Published June 13, 2019.
A handful of companies already dominate the market for digital assistants. The implications for consumer privacy are a serious concern, researchers say.
Published June 14, 2019.
Can we reap the benefits of artificial intelligence while also protecting our personal information? Prof. Monica Lam discusses virtual assistants with Prof. Ross Altman in the latest episode of The Future of Everything radio show from Sirius XM.
Published June 13, 2019.
Prof. Monica Lam gave a keynote at 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM 2018), the leading academic conference for mobile and wireless computing.
By Giovanni Campagna. Published November 1, 2018.
How do you teach your brand new virtual assistant to understand language? How do you represent the user's input? How do you acquire training data cheaply, before you have users at all? To answer these questions, we present our latest paper, "Genie: A Generator of Natural Language Semantic Parsers for Virtual Assistant Commands" (PLDI 2019).
By Giovanni Campagna. Published May 10, 2019.
It's midterm season, but the Almond team won't be distracted. We're proud to present a new round of updates, including our new community forum, opening up developer access to Thingpedia broadly, and a preview of our latest, state-of-the-art natural language understanding technology.
By Giovanni Campagna. Published February 23, 2019.
Prof. Monica Lam was invited to give a keynote at HiPEAC 2019, one of the premier international academic conferences for computer systems and computer architectures.
By Giovanni Campagna. Published January 28, 2019.
Today, Thingpedia has passed the 100 devices mark, meaning that more than 100 devices, services and accounts are now available in the Almond virtual assistant.
By Giovanni Campagna. Published December 12, 2018.