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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Electric car is absolutely Amazon
Auto manufacturer Audi said it will integrate Amazon's Alexa into its Audi e-tron, a completely electric motor car.
Market grows in Q2 2018
According to strategy analytics data Google Home's smartspeakers group has grown in Q2 2018 while Amazon lost some of its Alexa technology driven market share.
Sorry, can I hear an echo?Sorry, can I hear an echo?
A report suggests that Google is so alarmed by Alexa's dominance on the home intelligence assistant front that it is pouring vast amounts of energy to play catch up with Amazon.