Chinese and US spooks use sound to control AI assistants
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A spy in your house

For two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that they can send hidden commands that are undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

Top three AIs are pretty stupid
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Google is brighter, Siri is as intelligent as plankton 


A new report has named Google as the cleverest AI but warns all three of the leading machines are pretty pants and disappointing.

Apple's Siri starts telling jokes
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It is as terrible as you would expect

Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided that no one will notice how bad its out of date AI Sir is if they allow her to start telling jokes.

Siri developer shocked that Apple hasn't evolved her
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Worse than I predicted

Seven years after Apple launched Siri in its iPhone, the bloke who developed the tech is shocked at how slowly she has evolved.

Tower of Babel grows as Roku has its say
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Help me, help me!

Roku will introduce a voice assistant with its technology later this year, entering what's getting to be a crowded space packed with the likes of Amazon, Google, Apple and more.

Apple’s Siri will be always on
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Is that a good thing or not?

Rumours are circulating that the next generation of the iMac Pro will use Apple’s A10 Fusion processor and will come with its voice assistant Siri always on and ready to hear your whispered, dulcet tones.

Google’s AI nearly as bright as a US politician
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Twice as intelligent as Siri

Google's AI has the same IQ as a moderately retarded human and more than twice as high as Apple's Siri in a comparative analysis.

Amazon and Microsoft build super digital assistant
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Alexa gets her Cortina

Amazon and Microsoft are partnering to integrate their Alexa and Cortana digital assistants.

Apple content stars Siri with a rock
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Can things get any worse?

Apple’s god-awful self-obsessed content just managed to get worse.

Apple confirms it's copying Amazon and Google
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Spatial awareness with full, balanced, wide sound for $349

Back in May, we wrote that Apple was preparing to release a Siri-based smart home speaker that would take on competition from Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo series, Google Home, and Harmon Kardon’s recently announced Cortana-based smart speaker.