All the virtual personal assistants on the market today come with a default female voice and is programmed to respond to all kinds of suggestive questions and comments.
According to a recent report, 30 per cent of web-browsing sessions will soon be done without a screen. Voice-enabled searches are becoming the norm, and that's a problem for the food industry.
Reports of the death of accents have been greatly exaggerated.
Apple's closed system may be its undoing in the smart home market.
'Intelligent' voice interfaces like Alexa and Siri are much hyped, but they have limitations, not all of which can be solved with better technology.
What does Facebook's new AI digital assistant bring to the party that rivals haven't got? Humans.