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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.

Buy while you drive with Audi Alexa
Published in Transportation
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:46

Buy while you drive with Audi Alexa


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.

Amazon smartspeaker sales down while Google grew
Published in IoT


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.

Google fights Amazon on assistant front
Published in News


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.

Amazon announces Fire TV Cube
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 June 2018 21:26

Amazon announces Fire TV Cube


Combines Echo with Fire TV for US $119.99

Amazon has officially announced the Fire TV Cube, a small cube which combines Echo with Fire TV to bring, what Amazon calls, the first hands-free media player with Alexa.