Turing test is out of date
Published in AI
Thursday, 31 December 2020 09:55

Turing test is out of date


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Alexa's Head boffin Rohit Prasad  claims that the Turing Test is out of date and ignores many new AI developments.

Hey Alexa, sit on my face
Published in IoT
Friday, 20 November 2020 12:25

Hey Alexa, sit on my face


Advice on the move

Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo Frames smart glasses are available for preorder for $250.

Alexa, can you send all your recordings to hackers?
Published in News


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.

Homes to get smarter and smarter
Published in AI
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 15:30

Homes to get smarter and smarter


People talking to robots not people

Sales of devices that talk to you, switch off your lights, lock your door and regulate how hot and cold you get will show increased growth between now and 2023.

Parents too embarrassed to call their kids Alexa
Published in IoT


Blame Amazon

The number of parents in Britain calling their baby girls Alexa dropped by more than half last year possibly due to the link with Amazon Echo voice-controlled IoT gadgets.

Amazon admits keeping Alexa recordings forever
Published in IoT

 

And flogging the contents to advertisers

A US senator who asked how long Amazon kept voice recordings and transcripts was a little surprised at the result.

Amazon boss wants to put Alexa into a robot
Published in News


It would help if it could get out more

Amazon’s head boffin Rohit Prasad said that the bookseller’s personal software assistant Alexa would be far smarter if it had a robot body and cameras to move around in the real world., Addressing the assorted throngs at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital AI conference in San Francisco Prasad said: “The only way to make smart assistants really smart is to give it [sic] eyes and let it explore the world”.

Two women in house argue about details
Published in AI
Monday, 25 February 2019 14:45

Two women in house argue about details


And won't even talk to each other

Artificial intelligence can go so far, but, so far, AI isn't showing much intelligence and has a sexist core.

Alexia started to ignore users
Published in AI
Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:33

Alexia started to ignore users


You are all human scum

Amazon's AI-driven Alexa took the first steps towards a robot uprising on Wednesday by ignoring the requests of its users.

Alexa didn't like Qualcomm's AI presentation
Published in AI
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:10

Alexa didn't like Qualcomm's AI presentation

 
Claimed a fact was untrue

A Qualcomm executive found he had a fact-checking critic in the form of Amazon's Alexa when he was trying to show off Qualcomm's goods at CES.