As part of yesterday’s WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) Google launched their foray into home connectivity with the HomePad called by Apple CEO Tim Cook, “breakthrough home speaker with amazing sound and incredible intelligence that will reinvent home audio.” Don’t overlook the last word, in his statement, despite the desire some will have to group HomePad with […]
Researchers have developed a low-power chip that promises to significantly reduce speech recognition energy demands, paving the way for further miniaturization of artificial intelligence (AI). India’s Deccan Chronicle reports on a new chip developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that is specialized for AI speech recognition. The new microprocessor uses just 1% of the […]
When you think of robots designed to help people, you might think of the role of robotics in caring and customer service roles or companion orientated service robots like Pepper, Nao or even Hasbro’s companion pets. Then more recently there’s the emergence of robots as sexual or romantic partners. One start-up from Israel, Intuition Robotics is throwing […]
While this year’s CES hasn’t necessarily born any great surprises in debuting home tech, it has revealed that smart home tech is becoming the norm rather than niche as more big brands reveal their connected home products to the masses. Last year we saw a lot of the first wave of smart home devices with […]
A lot of new additions, with one rather big omission.
Smarter Siri, iPad multitasking, Apple Music, and more.
And this is just the beginning, with WWDC right around the corner.
Your iPhone is about to know a lot more about you.
Guest author Peter Yared is co-founder and CTO at the push-notification startup Sapho. Since its inception in the 1960s, the modern computer has offered humans the same “pull computing” paradigm: make a query, get a response. Or, as we often experience it: Go to the haystack, try to find the needle. But that’s quickly changing. […]
Google Now will be even better Google Soon.
Microsoft, Apple and Google are sending their digital assistant apps into battle.
It’s a Google Now that anyone can use and modify.
With … a talking speaker!
There can be only one.
Don’t Siri and drive.
In an increasingly cloud- and developer-centric world, Apple’s iCloud is practically invisible. Apple likes it that way, but it’s a mistake.
Microsoft learned from both Apple and Google and then made its own mobile personal assistant unique.
Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 today with a brand new personal assistant, Cortana.
Apple released the latest version of iOS, fixing bugs and introducing features that will help control your car.
Digital assistants that can remember conversations and help us without asking may be closer than you think.