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Hey, Google, Siri or Alexa: Which voice assistant handles these 100 questions best?

We asked Amazon's supplied questions to Google, and vice versa; Siri joined the experiment as well. The results: Each platform showed their flaws.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Usa, News, Siri, Usa Today, Alexa

Siri and Alexa just find regularities through maths, but are incredibly stupid in reality !

Machine Learning and Deep Learning, which are off-shoots of Mathematics (Statistics) have helped produce a range of devices, which are called ‘intelligent’, which in reality is false. Pattern is ingrained in the world, so it is with humans.  We speak and communicate within a set of framework, which over a period of time could be easily statistically inference, and this is what the the current generation of ‘AI Speakers’ do. They do not have any ‘real intelligence’ at all. The paradigm needs to b...
Tags: Business, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Alexa, AI Speakers

You’re teaching Alexa to be an asshole

“Shut up, Siri!” “Screw off, Alexa!” We’ve all heard people berating their voice assistants, often in colorful terms. You’ve probably done it yourself, and so what? It’s not like our voice assistant has feelings — “she” is just a collection of code and a disembodied, robotic voice. Or so the conventional thinking goes. I’m here to tell you that thinking is wrong, and if you don’t want the Terminators hunting your grandchildren down in a dystopian future, start being nicer to Alexa today. Tech ti...
Tags: Startups, Siri, Alexa, Podium

Think about privacy the next time you ask Alexa the weather

As long as voice assistants are on the rise, data privacy should be too. The market is now saturated with voice assistants from Siri and Google Assistant to Facebook Portal and Amazon Alexa. In January, Amazon announced that more than 100 million Alexa enabled devices have been sold globally. And, Google boasted that more than 1 billion devices, including Android phones, have the Google Assistant built-in. Whether it’s your alarm clock, bluetooth speaker, or even microwave, voice assistants can ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Opinion, Siri, Alexa, Podium, Facebook Portal and Amazon Alexa In January Amazon

Steve Jobs made a bunch of predictions in the 80s and 90s about the future of technology — it turns out he nailed it (AAPL)

In the 1980s and 1990s, Steve Jobs made predictions about how technology and the internet would impact daily life that turned out to be surprisingly accurate. He predicted virtual assistants like Siri and e-commerce giants like Amazon long before these services existed.  Among his biggest predictions of all was that the web would be everywhere. Today, you wouldn’t leave the house without your smartphone. But back in the mid-1980s and 1990s, a device like the iPhone was still far out of the pu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Trends, Siri, Aspen, Bixby, Siri Samsung, Alexa Jobs, Newsweek s Access Magazine

Apple just released a 45-second video on why you should care about your smartphone's privacy (AAPL)

Apple released a new 45-second ad all about privacy this week. The ad highlights one of the main differentiators between Apple and its competitors like Google and Facebook. Apple released a new ad on Thursday where it makes the case for caring about your smartphone's privacy. In the 45-second video, Apple presents various scenarios where people typically want privacy: at home, at the office, while talking to others, in the car, and even in the bathroom. The final tagline at the end says, "If ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Siri, Facetime, Facebook Apple, Apple Pay Apple

Full Text Of Apple's Statement Blasting Spotify With All The Nasty Bits Highlighted

Apple Music has gone on the offensive with an uncharacteristically strong statement "Addressing Spotify’s claims," after the streamer filed a complaint with the European Commission over Apple App Store fees and practices.To make sure you that you don' t miss the many nasty parts, we've added some highlights.   _______________________________________   From Apple:   Addressing Spotify’s claims   We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we in...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Siri, European Commission, Apple Watch, App Store, Apple App Store, Apple Apps, Bruce Houghton, US Copyright Royalty Board

The 8 best Apple Watch features that totally surprised me (AAPL)

I've owned the Apple Watch Series 4 for less than a week, but I'm already impressed by it. Even though I'd previously owned the original Apple Watch, buying into the latest hardware, and all of the current software, was a significant upgrade. Exploring the Apple Watch Series 4 has led me to find features I really like, and wasn't necessarily expecting. When Apple released the first-generation Apple Watch to the public in early 2015, it felt like incredible hardware being held back by software...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac Mini

What Story Are The Numbers Telling For These Stocks? Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:SIRI), Tesco PLC (LSE:TSCO) - Stock News Oracle

What Story Are The Numbers Telling For These Stocks? Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:SIRI), Tesco PLC (LSE:TSCO)   Stock News Oracle Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:SIRI) boasts a Price to Book ratio of -16.010118. This ratio is calculated by dividing the current share price by the.
Tags: Shopping, Siri, Sirius XM Holdings Inc, SIRI Tesco PLC LSE, TSCO Stock News Oracle, TSCO Stock News Oracle Sirius XM Holdings Inc

How to Optimize Your Content for Voice Search

This article was contributed by Ellan Dineen. Research shows that the voice commerce sector was worth $1.8 billion in the US and $200 million in the UK during 2017. There’s no doubt that developments in technology and the rise of voice assisted devices around the world is changing the way content is managed and how users utilize the Internet. Voice search technology has a lot of advantages and understanding this technology can really give you an edge. This is especially true when it comes to mak...
Tags: Google, UK, Design, US, Siri, Seo, Blogging, Voice Search, Alexa, Google Voice Search, Blogging & Content Marketing, Ellan Dineen Research, Ellan

Spotify just painted a big target on Apple's back, and the iPhone maker should worry if antitrust regulators start aiming at it (AAPL, SPOT)

The complaint Spotify filed against Apple with European competition regulators on Wednesday represents a real danger to the iPhone maker. Spotify's complaint looks legitimate and is similar to those successfully made against Microsoft and Google. European regulators have been much tougher in recent years in cracking down on tech companies anti-competitive moves than American antitrust regulators. Should they find Apple guilty of abusing its market power, the company could face big fines and re...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Europe, Microsoft, White House, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Eu, Netflix

The man who helped invent virtual assistants thinks they’re doomed without a new AI approach

Boris Katz has spent his career trying to help machines master language. He believes that current AI techniques aren’t enough to make Siri or Alexa truly smart.
Tags: Siri, Innovation, Alexa, Boris Katz

The best HomeKit devices you can buy to build your smart home

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. If you decide to build your smart home with devices that are compatible with Apple's HomeKit ecosystem, you want to be sure that you're choosing the right gadgets. We've rounded up the best HomeKit devices you can buy to build your ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Philips, Hue, Dolby Vision, Philips Hue, Cnet, Homekit, Alexa, Belkin, Dolby Atmos, Google Home, Apple Home, HomePod

Fitbit’s affordable new smartwatch nails the basics and that's more than enough — for now (FIT)

Fitbit's Versa Lite Edition maintains many of the characteristics that made its predecessor great, at a more affordable price. Being a fitness company at its core, one of the biggest advantages Fitbit offers is in the insights it provides from the data it gathers. But rivals like Samsung and Apple are catching up fast. The Versa Lite Edition is an affordable and attractive smartwatch, but it may be worth considering its less expensive fitness bands that offer many of the same features.  If yo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Smartwatch, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Fitbit, Garmin, Louis Vuitton, Lite, Fitbit Versa Lite Edition Watch, Cardio Fitness Level, University of California San Francisco Fitbit

Hey, Google, ditch Siri with a quick shortcut to the Assistant on your iPhone

New Siri Shortcut lets you say "Hey, Google," and go straight to the assistant on your iPhone. We show how you to change settings.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Siri, Usa Today, Siri Shortcut

Deal Alert: Grab an Apple Watch Series 3 for $200-$230

Best Buy Now’s the time to break down and admit your unapologetic appreciation for smart accessories. I know it’s your deepest secret, but Best Buy is selling the Apple Watch Series 3 at an $80 discount. This is the best deal that we’ve seen for the Series 3. And unlike past deals, this Best Buy deal includes the 38mm and 42mm variations of the Series 3 in three different colors. For just $200, you can buy a 38mm white, black, or Nike+ Series 3 smartwatch. If a 38mm screen sounds to small f...
Tags: Apple, Crafts, Siri, Nike, Best Buy, Apple Watch

Teaching iOS voiceover gestures and using the Rotor to an unsighted person

As part of my voluntary work for Ability Net, I’ve recently been working with a registered blind man to help him switch from using an old Nokia with keys to using an Apple iPhone. I thought it would be straightforward enough to do this since I had worked with other partially sighted people switching to an iPhone. The challenge is that each app has a different navigation model and it’s hard for the blind person to visualise and understand the navigation model if they have never used or seen a sma...
Tags: Business, Nokia, Siri, Blind, Dave Chaffey, ioS for the blind and visually impaired, Rotor Characters Words and Lines

Fitbit's smartwatches are missing one important thing that Apple, Samsung, and Google all offer

Fitbit is now one of the biggest smartwatch makers in the world, but its Versa watches still lack voice support and digital assistants. Such features are particularly useful on devices like smartwatches given that their tiny screens aren't ideal for scrolling and typing. The lack of a digital assistant underscores the advantage that companies like Apple, Google, and Samsung have in the wearables space given their massive presence in the smartphone market. Although notifications and activity tr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Cortana, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Siri, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Pebble, James Park, Lite, NPD Group, Apple Samsung, Apple Google

Over a quarter of U.S. adults now own a smart speaker, typically an Amazon Echo

U.S. smart speaker owners grew 40 percent over 2018 to now reach 66.4 million – or 26.2 percent of the U.S. adult population – according to released this week, which detailed adoption patterns and device market share. The report also reconfirmed Amazon Echo’s lead, noting the Alexa-powered smart speaker grew to a 61 percent market share by the end of last year – well above Google Home’s 24 percent share. These findings fall roughly in line with other analysts’ reports on smart speaker market sh...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Echo, Siri, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Speaker, Sonos, Amazon Echo, Alexa

Over a quarter of US adults now own a smart speaker, typically an Amazon Echo

U.S. smart speaker owners grew 40 percent over 2018 to now reach 66.4 million — or 26.2 percent of the U.S. adult population — according to released this week, which detailed adoption patterns and device market share. The report also reconfirmed Amazon Echo’s lead, noting the Alexa-powered smart speaker grew to a 61 percent market share by the end of last year — well above Google Home’s 24 percent share. These findings fall roughly in line with other analysts’ reports on smart speaker market sh...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Echo, US, Siri, Tech, Smartphone, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Speaker, Sonos, Amazon Echo

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why you don't need a college degree to be successful (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook says there's a "mismatch" between the skills learned in college and the skills that businesses need, especially when it comes to coding. He also said that half of Apple's US employment last year was made up of people who did not have four-year degrees. The comments were made during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday. While a four-year college degree has become a common requirement for many jobs in the United States, even for positions that did...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Siri, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, Tim Cook, Hilton, Samsung Galaxy, Trump, Reed College, Cook Apple, American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, Tim Apple Cook

How to Save a Conference Call (and Access Code) as a Contact

Dialing a conference call doesn’t have to be a tedious process. Your iPhone or Android phone can automatically dial into the call and enter a confirmation code for you. You just have to create a special type of contact. Better yet, this speeds things up when you must connect to a conference call while driving. In an age where we can use Google Assistant and Siri in our cars, manually dialing a phone number is just so antiquated. I call the conference bridge for my day job at least once per week...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Siri, Google Pixel

How to take a screenshot on any iPhone model

You can take a screenshot on any iPhone model by pressing a combination of two buttons (or with a simple gesture using AssistiveTouch). On iPhone X models, press the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously. On older iPhones, press the Power and the Home button. Your new screenshot can be found in the Photos app.   You might be surprised by how often you need to take a screenshot on your iPhone. Sure, tech journalists need to capture screenshots all the time to write articles like this ...
Tags: Trends, Siri, Power

10 useful everyday things Apple's Siri can do for you

Siri's Shortcuts feature makes it easier for the virtual assistant to streamline tasks on your phone. Apple launched Shortcuts in the fall, and now a handful of new apps have announced support for the feature.  Siri has existed since the iPhone 4s debuted in 2011, but Apple's voice-enabled virtual assistant has become much more useful in recent years. That's because Siri is more than just a question-and-answer machine; it learns about your iPhone usage habits and puts those observations to us...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Connecticut, Alexa, American Airlines, Dexcom, Siri Shortcuts, Siri Shortcuts Apple

Yes, Apple. Siri Is Extremely Terrible

Apple is hiring an analyst, but not just any old analyst. It’s hiring someone to sift through the social media hellscape and parse just how customers really feel about its voice assistant Siri.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Siri, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri Read, Hey Siri Why Do You Suck

Siri How Do I Delete Someone Else’s YouTube

Tags: Video, Music, Jimmy Fallon, Siri, Weezer, A-ha, The Roots

Apple AirPods 2 with wireless charging case, Siri integration said to go on sale on March 29

Apple is rumored to be holding a special event on March 25th where it is expected to make announcements regarding its new Service based offerings. Sources from internal operations of suppliers in the Asia-Pacific market now suggest that AirPods 2 might be added to the list of announcements on March 25th and would hit the stores on March 29th. Even though no hardware announcements are expected at its March 25 event, it might be introduced with just a release. This means that March 28th would b...
Tags: Apple, Accessories, Siri, Blogging, Asia Pacific, Rumors, AirPods 2, Ming Cho Kuo, AirPods Kuo

Siri gets new airline, food order and dictionary Shortcuts, with more on the way

Announced at last year’s WWDC, Apple’s been firing up Siri Shortcuts at a fairly steady clip. The company says there are now “thousands” of apps integrating the iOS 12 feature, which bring all sorts of third-party functionality to the smart assistant. There are five new Shortcuts available starting today. Most notable (depending on where you get your airline miles, I suppose) is probably the one from American Airlines. Saying, “Hey Siri, flight update” will provide you with information on you...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Siri, Tech, Waze, Apple Inc, Shortcut, American Airlines, Merriam Webster, WWDC Apple, Ios 12, Siri Shortcuts, Airbnb Drop ReSound, Nike Run Club Apple

Deal Alert: Grab a White Apple Watch Series 3 for $220 (38mm Only)

If you’ve been thinking about jumping on the Apple Watch train, you can do it today for a cheaper than ever before. Amazon is selling the white Watch Series 3 for just $220, which is $60 off the normal price. This deal is only for a specific model, though: the white 38mm version of the Series 3. If you go for the Space Gray model, the price jumps to $250. Similarly, if you have a meaty wrist and ant the 42mm version, expect a price bump—by almost $100, in fact. That’s nuts. The Series 3 Apple W...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Crafts, Siri, Apple Watch

OCBC Bank is growing its data science team as it continues to lead the way in innovation. These are the candidates it is looking for.

From conducting transactions through Siri to taking out a mortgage through a chatbot, OCBC Bank is proud to be a game-changer when it comes to innovation. The group was an
Tags: Siri, Analysis, News &, OCBC Bank