collaborative intelligence

Collaborative Intelligence: Leveraging Employee-AI Cooperation

“Collaborative intelligence” is cooperation between humans and artificial intelligence. In the workplace, this synergistic relationship allows both parties to play into their strengths. Humans bring creativity, leadership, interpersonal skills, and judgment to the table, while AI offers rapid quantitative analysis capabilities.

AI

Will Robots Replace Me? Why You Shouldn’t Fear AI in the Workplace

It’s been an issue since the Industrial Revolution: technology moves quickly and, sometimes, it’s hard to keep up. Today, as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes ubiquitous in the workplace, it’s easy to wonder,
Will robots replace me?
The short answer is, “no, robots won’t replace employees” — at least, not in our lifetimes. But why is this the case? How can we trust this to remain so, with technology growing more advanced every day?

Sustainability

What You Should Know about AI and Sustainability

Technology is an essential tool for business in the modern, digital world. However, it often demands huge amounts of energy and resources, which adds up to a not-insignificant expense. By helping to design and run energy-efficient products and systems, AI allows companies to benefit not only the environment but also their profit margins. 

Artificial intelligence

Why Artificial Intelligence Isn’t as Scary as You Think

Danger, Will Robinson. Maybe you saw The Matrix? How about The Terminator, Battlestar Galactica, Westworld, or Lost in Space? These stories all share a dystopian future, roguish anti-heroes, and — significantly — a villain in the form of artificial intelligence (AI) gone bad. SciFi writers from Asimov to Daniel Wilson have long been fascinated by…

UX

Investigating the Intersection of UX and AI

As an artificial intelligence (AI) consulting firm, Synaptiq understands the importance of user experience (UX). Let’s be honest; AI can be intimidating. People — both consumers and creators — tend to balk at complex, seemingly esoteric terms like “machine learning,” “deep learning,” and “neural networking.” For better or worse, UX can make or break even the idea of AI for some people.

Sustainability

Emotion AI: Hey, Siri, How Am I Feeling Today?

Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana use natural language processing and other artificial intelligence (AI) models to receive, interpret, and answer commands and queries. They even adapt and respond to user vocalizations. This begs the question: can Siri also recognize tone, body language, and emotions? To the disappointment of sci-fi fans everywhere, the answer is no. Siri cannot recognize…

Sentiment Analysis

Three Ways that Sentiment Analysis Benefits Business

In a broad sense, sentiment analysis means using machines to gauge public, demographic, group, or individual sentiment (hence the name) toward a particular thing, whether that be a product, person, or advertisement. An AI model will intake a set of consumer-generated information — such as reviews on the newest iPhone or ‘tweets’ to the President’s Twitter account — and return the emotions expressed within that content.