Siri, Alexa and Cortana never reached full potential
After years of telling us that the Internet of Things powered by voice activated assistants were going to be a big thing, Big Tech is finally admitting that they were too dumb to do what was claimed.
Axeman coming for Alexa
Online bookseller Amazon is culling more than 10,000 staff and a big chunk of those is the Amazon Alexa voice assistant unit, which some senior managers have written off as a failure.
Is there any body there?
Amazon's digital assistant has come up with a tool which will be a big hit amongst necromancers.
It may sound shocking but who hasn't wanted to do that?
Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant recommended to a 10 year-old that she electrocute herself as part of a “challenge”.
Most users only want a brief encounter
Amazon’s AI Alexa seems doomed to never have a proper relationship.
Amazon killed off the name
Alexa used to be a name primarily given to babies and in the seven years since Amazon released Alexa, its voice assistant and as the number of devices answering to that name has skyrocketed, something has happed.
Can put your lights out
Amazon is enabling a new feature today that allows Alexa to proactively complete tasks around the house, such as turning off lights, based on your habits and frequent requests.
According to Alexa boss
Alexa's Head boffin Rohit Prasad claims that the Turing Test is out of date and ignores many new AI developments.
Advice on the move
Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo Frames smart glasses are available for preorder for $250.
Check Point makes charlies out of Amazon security
Israeli Security outfit Check Point have told Wired that Alexa's Web services had bugs that a hacker could have exploited to grab a target's entire voice history, meaning their recorded audio interactions with Alexa.