A.I. innovation finds a home on mobile devices

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SAN FRANCISCO — Innovative mobile apps married to increasingly powerful artificial intelligence (A.I.) are rapidly getting smarter — making them even more helpful for users.

These kinds of apps, showcased at VentureBeat’s two-day MobileBeat conference here this week, are designed to anticipate user needs. Who knew, for example, that you can use your smartphone to simplify the process of getting a green card to enter the United States or to streamline corporate travel?

During a “Startup Showcase” session, Visabot showcased its appropriately-named Green Card app. The program is based on a bot that walks users through a series of simple questio…
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IDG Contributor Network: With HelloWorks, HelloSign finds the holy grail of digitalization

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Innovation often displays an interesting progression.

In its first stages we see an existing process or system being cloned in another medium. While this might drive process efficiencies, that’s about all it achieves. But with enough vision, off that foundation we can see innovation progress to peripheral functionality and, eventually, to fundamentally reinvent the way things are done. Having watched eSignature company HelloSign for the past few years has been a good example of this.

I first came across the company many years ago when I was in the unfortunate position of having to send a fax internationally. For many people the very concept …
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