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‘Intelligent Apps’: Seattle Area At Forefront Of Next Big Thing


The Seattle Times 5/11/16 – Chances are the entity managing your favorite smartphone app or Internet service isn’t a person.

Algorithms are setting the price of your airline ticket and hailing your Uber driver. They’re placing the vast majority of stock-market trades.

And we’re only at the beginning of a transition that is going to make the algorithms behind the software people interact with better able to understand and react to humans, technologists at a gathering of Seattle’s burgeoning artificial-intelligence industry said Wednesday.

“Every application that is going to get built, starting today and into the future, is going to be an intelligent app,” said S. “Soma” Somasegar, a venture partner with Madrona Venture Group and a former Microsoft executive.

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