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Alexa needs to shut down sexual harassment by shutting down

Amazon has changed the way Alexa responds to suggestive and abusive language aimed at her, in response to outcries following the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. While her new response is admirable, I think there’s another way she can correct her harassers: by denying them her services. Quartz reported on a petition last month for Siri and Alexa to alter their script in response to sexual harassment, from the polite deflection or coquettish responses she originally had to something mor...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Siri, Voice, Alexa, Quartz, Quartz Amazon

Motorola Sphere+ 2-in-1 Bluetooth Speaker with Over-Ear Headphones launched in India

Motorola has launched Motorola Sphere+ Bluetooth Speaker with integrated Bluetooth headphones in India. The speaker offers 2 x 8W (16W) watts of power and bass porting for a deep, rich listening experience. You can dock the headphones on the speaker base to charge, while transitioning seamlessly from one to the other so the music never stops. The Sphere+ has built-in speakerphone so that users can take calls either through the speaker or the headphones that comes with touch control on the...
Tags: Google, Motorola, News, India, Siri, Blogging, Voice, SPP, HFP, AVRCP, Motorola Sphere, Motorola Sphere+ price, Motorola Sphere+ price India, Motorola Sphere Balanced

13 high-paying jobs at companies people love working for

What could be better than working at a company beloved by its employees? How about getting paid a lot of money to do it? If this sounds like a dream you want to turn into reality, then Glassdoor is here to help. The jobs and recruiting site, which recently scanned its massive database of company reviews and ratings from current and former employees to find the 50 best places to work this year across the US, has released a new report featuring a sample of the highest-paying jobs at these compani...
Tags: Facebook, US, America, Trends, Siri, Glassdoor

10 things in tech you need to know today (GOOG, AAPL, FB, AMZN, MSFT)

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. 1. Apple announced it plans to contribute $350 billion (£253 billion) to the US economy over the next five years. The plan sees the company repatriating overseas profits, implementing new infrastructure projects, and hiring about 20,000 new employees. 2. Nintendo announced a new initiative for its Switch console that goes under the name of Labo. It includes a series of DIY cardboard kits that make use of the console's modular st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, Microsoft, Australia, US, Trends, Siri, Eu, Bbc, Nintendo, Npr, Kevin Lin, US UK

13 of the highest-paying jobs at the best companies in America

What could be better than working at a company beloved by its employees? How about getting paid a lot of money to do it? If this sounds like a dream you want to turn into reality, then Glassdoor is here to help. The jobs and recruiting site, which recently scanned its massive database of company reviews and ratings from current and former employees to find the 50 best places to work this year across the US, has released a new report featuring a sample of the highest-paying jobs at these compani...
Tags: Facebook, US, America, Trends, Siri, Glassdoor

Siri’s podcast-promoting ‘Give me the News’ feature is now out of beta

 A few weeks back, Apple added “Give me the news” to Siri’s repertoire of tricks in the latest beta version of iOS. The feature comes as the company is readying its smart assistant for the imminent arrival of the HomePod, the company’s first smart assistant-driven device. The feature is now out of beta here in the States and the U.K. Asking Siri for the news will default… Read More
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Siri, Tech, States, HomePod

How Voice Search Can Impact Your SEO for 2018

Search engine technology has seen quite the evolution over the past few years, with updates from companies like Google creating better search engines that helps users get the best results. This series of updates that Google has done over the past few years not only improves search results, but also help accommodate and adapt new technologies such as mobile sites and voice search. Voice search has taken a good percentage of all total searches across the world. This is thanks in part due to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Siri, Seo, 2018, Search Engine, Voice Search, Alexa, Local Seo, Google My Business, Google Hummingbird, Bixby, Siri Amazon, Alexa Google, Google Assistant

Sorry, Siri, Alexa's got you beat — Here's why Apple's going to lose the voice computing war to Amazon (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL)

This year's CES was full of products powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. Apple, which usually influences the rest of the tech industry, has fallen far behind in the voice-based computing, and there's no sign it can catch up with Amazon or Google. Apple's HomePod speaker won't stand a chance against Amazon's rival Echo line or the other Alexa-powered devices when it belatedly launches later this year. One of the favorite go-to talking points among Apple fans every year is how the compa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, Pandora, Toyota, Las Vegas, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, Consumer Electronics Show, Sophia, Google Apple, Google Amazon, Apple Watch Apple

The Best Apple Related Accessories at CES 2018 (mac rumors)

This year's Consumer Electronics Show felt a little more muted than past shows, with fewer new and exciting products coming out. Much of that may be due to the fact that there was a lot of focus on Alexa and Google Assistant, two platforms that aren't applicable to a lot of Apple users. Though CES 2018 may not have been quite as interesting as past events, there were still quite a few Apple-related products shown off that we're looking forward to seeing in 2018. Below, we've rounded up some o...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Siri, Kickstarter, Philips, Homekit, Alexa, Consumer Electronics Show, Belkin, Wemo, Kohler, Juli Clover, Moen, Osmo Mobile, Belkin Wemo

Comment on boulevardier by Siri

My boyfriend’s favorite drink in summer is a negroni, and he is partial to a bourbon in the evening, so I sent him your Grub Street Diary right after reading because a boulevardier sounds right up his alley. Very excited that we can now try a good recipe at home. Thank you!
Tags: Food, Siri

Pretty Soon a Smart Assistant Won't Be a Choice

This winter I bought three Google Home Minis—two for me, and one for my lovely parents.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Samsung, Siri, Alexa, Bixby, Google Assistant, CES 2018

Siri, can you hear me? Not at CES

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa dominated CES 2018, through compatibility with nearly every smarthome device we saw. But Apple HomeKit and Siri were barely seen. What gives? The post Siri, can you hear me? Not at CES appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Opinion, Trends, Siri, Features, Smart Home, Voice Assistants, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Ces2018

As Alexa, Google Assistant dominate CES, Apple and Microsoft face tough decisions

Alexa continued to rack up integration wins at CES this year, and Google is struggling to keep pace. Is it too late for Microsoft and Apple? Unless they make some changes, the answer's likely yes. The post As Alexa, Google Assistant dominate CES, Apple and Microsoft face tough decisions appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Cortana, Trends, Siri, Computing, Smart Home, Alexa, Alexa Google, Google Assistant, Ces2018

Adversarial examples: attack can imperceptibly alter any sound (or silence), embedding speech that only voice-assistants will hear

Adversarial examples have torn into the robustness of machine-vision systems: it turns out that changing even a single well-placed pixel can confound otherwise reliable classifiers, and with the right tricks they can be made to reliably misclassify one thing as another or fail to notice an object altogether. But even as vision systems were falling to adversarial examples, audio systems remained stubbornly hard to fool, until now. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Siri, Machine Learning, Ai, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Speech To Text, Steganography, Okay Google Browse To Evil Dot Com

Artificial Intelligence in Accreditation

One of CFM’s goals is to help museums learn from other sectors, and help other sectors learn from us. For that reason, my colleagues and I cultivate a diverse audience for our work, drawing futurists, games designers, technologists, educators, librarians and many others into conversation with museumers. In today’s post Rhea Steele, COO at the organization that accredits P-12 educator preparation programs, offers some thoughts on how artificial intelligence, our tech focus in TrendsWatch 2017 ,...
Tags: Future, US, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Ibm, Watson, Cfm, CAE, The Alliance's Center for the Future of Museums, Alexa Google, Museum 2040, Rhea Steele COO, Institute of Museum and Library Services Slightly, Rhea Steele Rhea M Steele

Edmunds Showcases CES 2018 Top Car Tech Trends

Artificial intelligence that controls your infotainment screen. A vehicle that can read your brain. Cars that can see around blind corners. These are some of the automotive tech highlights of CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The event has increasingly become a way for automakers to preview their developments in car technology, from production-ready to wildly speculative. Here are three trends that could be coming to a car near you. AI-Powered Infotainment Systems Both Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz are...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz, SoundHound Inc

Alexa vs. Google's Assistant: Showdown at CES 2018

Amazon's Alexa is extending its domain to a whole new set of gadgets. Smoke alarm? Check. A $1,300 smart mirror? Check. Personal computers? Check. In what's becoming an annual tradition, the CES electronics trade show, being held this week in Las Vegas, has brought a flurry of announcements of new gadgets built to work with the Seattle company's voice-activated Alexa software. Also new this year: some serious competition. Google is trying to make a splash at the world's largest electronics tr...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Samsung, Siri, Las Vegas, Seattle, Alexa, Apple Microsoft, Ives, Daniel Ives

It’s about time Alexa, Google, and Siri learn to play nice

I use voice assistants more than most people. My parents have made fun of me barking at my phone to do stuff for years, but I actually enjoy chatting it up with Google, Alexa, and their kin. I just wish they were better at talking to each other. Voices, voices everywhere CES  has made it clear that 2018 will be the year when the voice assistant start to goes beyond phones and smart speakers for techies, and into all sorts of devices and appliances used by average folk. Keeping track of all the n...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gadgets, Apps, Microsoft, Opinion, Africa, Siri, Vegas, Google Alexa, Alexa Google

Why AI Will Change Hospitality Marketing Forever

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Bill Gates once wrote, “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.” And when it comes to new technologies, many folks ignore both sides of Gates’ statement, only to end up looking silly later. Having said that, let me be clear: artificial intelligence — AI — is going to radically reshape hospitality marketing and our industry at large....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Siri, Seo, Bill Gates, Ibm, Watson, Airbnb, Agi, Expedia, Alexa, Priceline, Hospitality Marketing Link Digest, Travelocity, Tim

28 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Affect Your Business and Life in 2018

Image courtesy of Chris Sampson Like it or not, the machines are claiming new territory. And by “machines” I mean artificial intelligence (AI). Our business and personal lives are touched by AI every day. That friendly lady who took your information and looked up your account when you called your insurance company? A robot. That helpful service on Netflix that recommends new shows to watch? An AI algorithm. That stilted voice that gives you directions when you’re lost in a new city? AI. Amazon’...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Technology, Small Business, Sales, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Automation, Innovation, Ai, Voice Recognition, Alexa, Start Ups, Chris Sampson, Artificial Intelligence Technology

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. 1. Facebook is putting an end to M, an ambitious digital assistant product unveiled two years ago that was supposed to be the company's answer to Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant. M, which was first announced in August 2015, used a mixture of artificial intelligence and human "trainers," to answer Facebook user's questions in the Messenger app. 2. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich publicly addressed the company's big chip vulnerabiliti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Siri, Intel, Ces, Sony, Ubs, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Las Vegas, Tony Fadell, Donald Trump

Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs

 Samsung’s Bixby — the company’s answer to Siri and Google Assistant and the like — got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched back in 2017, but they’re forging ahead with it. The company just announced at CES that Bixby will be integrated into all of its new U.S. smart TVs in 2018. Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Hardware, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Ces, Voice Assistant, Bixby, CES 2018

Facebook is killing off M, the messenger assistant that books dinner reservations on command (FB)

Facebook is putting an end to M, its hybrid human/artificial digital assistant that helped users make dinner reservations or get gift suggestions. M first launched in 2015 and never left beta mode. Only a few thousand people ever had access to it.  Facebook isn't scrapping all of its M technology. Companies can still launch chatbots for customer service, and M's key-word driven suggestion feature will stay in place. Facebook is putting an end to M, an ambitious digital assistant product unv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Siri, Sephora, Trump

Kohler wants to make your bathroom smarter with Konnect

 Kohler, a name you may recognize from the faucet, or commercials about a faucet, is delivering a new line of smart bathroom and kitchen appliances called Kohler Konnect. Because why not? With the help of Alexa, these appliances can be given various voice commands to perform specific tasks. The line includes a shower, a bathtub, two toilets, a mirror, and a kitchen sink. The platform primarily… Read More
Tags: Apple, TC, Apps, Hardware, Microsoft, Azure, Siri, Tech, Homekit, Alexa, Kohler, Amazon Alexa, Konnect, Google Assistant, Kohler Konnect

You Are Not a Machine

Last week a picture of robots standing in front of computers wearing telephone headsets crossed my social feed. The point is that sales is being automated, and a machine will soon do your job better than you. Another article suggested that B2B salespeople would soon be gone unless they became social sellers and engaged with buyers in the way that they prefer (apparently buyers are holding out hope that the salespeople that call on them will first communicate with them on Twitter or LinkedIn). If...
Tags: Psychology, Sales, Siri, Turing, Alexa, Sales Automation, Automation And Sales

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SEL First Test: Refreshed but Lacking

Straight to the point: I don’t care much for the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. It simply is outclassed by most of its rivals—and in a few months, Mitsubishi will have a better, similarly priced sibling on the same showroom floor. Although Mitsubishi has updated the Outlander Sport for the 2018 model year with new technology—the subcompact’s strongest point—the rest of this crossover has more clouds than silver linings. Aesthetically, the Outlander Sport received an updated front grille, a new...
Tags: Siri, Epa, Honda, Audi, Mitsubishi, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, First Tests, Nhtsa, Walton, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, CVT, IIHS, Buick Encore, Chris Walton, Rockford Fosgate

Amazon has a master plan to turn Alexa into a full-fledged economy all on its own (AMZN, AAPL, GOOG, GOOGL)

There are 30,000 skills, or apps, now available for Alexa, the voice assistant at the heart of the Amazon Echo. Those skills are a powerful tool for keeping Amazon customers loyal to Alexa, amid growing competition from Google and soon Apple. Amazon is focusing on helping developers build sustainable businesses creating Alexa skills.  Via its Developer Rewards program, Amazon paid the top Alexa skills developer of 2017 $100,000. Amazon has built an early lead in voice-based computing, thank...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Lyft, Microsoft, Trends, Siri, Sony, Cnet, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, AMZN, Apple Amazon, Google Home, Amazon Pay, Werner Goertz

A.I. Christmas Choir

The AI Christmas Choir 2017 was the year the battle of A.I. voice assistants started, so for Christmas we made Google Home, Alexa, Cortana and Siri make peace in the worlds first A.I. Christmas Choir. The AI Christmas Choir Video of The AI Christmas Choi
Tags: Advertising, Siri, Google Home, Alexa Cortana

Ask Dr. Time: Orality and Literacy from Homer to Twitter

Dr. Time is a nickname some friends gave me within the last couple of years. Its origin is silly, as nicknames’ often are: “Tim” autocorrects to “Time,” so hasty typing in a private Slack turns into a pseudo-persona. I also like that it’s a slant rhyme on Doctor Doom, my favorite supervillain. And in case you haven’t noticed, I have a pretty strong interest in time. When Jason and I started talking about different ways we could collaborate on the site, the wildest was his suggestion that I wr...
Tags: Time, Siri, Watson, Oscar Wilde, Jason, Alexa, Balkans, Wilson, Yugoslavia, Tim, Plato, Ong, Homer, Kottke, Marshall McLuhan, Parry