Siri May Soon Whisper and Shout

Apple may be on the verge of a significant improvement to Siri, giving the virtual assistant the ability to whisper or shout depending on circumstances.

Amazon’s Alexa Has ‘Hunches’ and Acts On Them

Amazon’s Alexa has crossed a significant milestone, having “hunches” regarding what needs to be done and taking the appropriate action.

Amazon’s Head Alexa Scientist: ‘The Turing Test Is Obsolete’

Amazon’s head scientist of Alexa is arguing that the Turing Test is obsolete as an AI test and should be replaced.

AWS Moves Majority of Alexa to Custom Silicon

Amazon has migrated the majority of Alexa to the next generation of its custom silicon chips.

CES 2020: Samsung Unveils Neon: A Virtual, ‘Artificial Human’ Avatar

Leading up to CES 2020, Samsung teased Neon, an artificial human. Details were sparse, and Samsung said little other than to confirm Neon was an all new endeavor and had nothing to do with their existing AI engine, Bixby. At…

CES 2020: Alexa-Enabled Shower Head Is The Bathroom Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed (And Probably Still Don’t)

The days of taking your phone into the bathroom to listen to music while you shower are over: Kohler has introduced the world’s first Alexa-enabled shower head at CES 2020. Kohler’s latest smart device is the Moxie, a shower head…

CES 2020: Alexa Coming To A Fuel Purchase Near You

Amazon has teamed up with ExxonMobile to give drivers the option of using Alexa to pay for fuel, according to CNN Business. The new feature should be available at 11,500 Exxon and Mobil gas stations beginning in April. According to…

Baidu Takes AI Crown, Achieves New Level of Language Understanding

The ability to talk with an artificial intelligence (AI), be it a computer or robot, has been a staple of science fiction for decades. Despite modern advances, anyone who has used Siri, Alexa, Cortana or the Google Assistant knows we’re…

Echo Becomes the First Non-Apple Device to Support Apple Podcasts

Starting Friday, Amazon Echo has become the first device aside from Apple’s HomePod to offer full support for Apple Podcasts. Prior to this announcement, the only way to play Podcasts on an Echo was to AirPlay them from another Apple…

Amazon Bringing Alexa Functionality to IoT Devices

In the battle for smart speaker dominance, estimates show that Amazon’s Alexa has a dominating lead with 70 percent of the market. Based on Amazon’s recent announcement, that market share may increase even more. The company recently announced Alexa Voice…