Hey Alexa, who are you sharing my data with?
When hosting a dinner party, are you obliged to let your guests know that you own a smart device like Amazon Echo or Google Home? The answer is yes, according to a privacy researcher.
The likes of Alexa and Siri shouldn't blindly aim to sound and behave like us - their voices need to reflect what they can actually do.
Forget Alexa – true artificial intelligence will be able to understand dementia patients' needs and offer help accordingly.
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.
Digital writers use innovative tools to tell new and complex stories. In contrast to e-books, their works depend on electronic code to exist.
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.
The first thing to know is that Siri is not a "who" – Siri is a "what".
Tech companies portray virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri as our helpers. In reality, we're helping them gather the behavioural data they need to turn a profit.
Chatbots and virtual personal assistants are becoming an integral part of our daily lives. They could change how we talk to each other, and how we relate to ourselves.
It probably won't surprise you that if you ask Alexa to give you the best price on a product, the assistant will usually offer the price that's available on Amazon.
Technology can transgress all kinds of legal frameworks.
Reports of the death of accents have been greatly exaggerated.
It is just as much for our own sake, as for the sake of robots, that we should begin recognising the rights of intelligent machines.
Amazon, Google and Apple's attempts to understand the tone of human voices can reflect human biases.
It isn’t that we should worry about AI becoming more human. We should fear ourselves becoming more artificial.
Apple's closed system may be its undoing in the smart home market.
ATMs, self-scan checkouts, automated calls, digital therapists ... no wonder we're all lonely.
Once you have the ability to speak to a digital assistant from any room in the house, the obvious next step is to make the house able to listen.
But don't worry, it's failing. For now.