"Alexa, why are the likes of Google and Amazon so determined to get us all to buy smart speakers?"
That gentle voice coming from your smart speaker is more complex than she seems.
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.
There are several reasons people might find smart devices equipped with an always-on microphone both attractive and unsettling.
Apple's closed system may be its undoing in the smart home market.
Asking whether machines can really understand us is meaningless.
If Facebook already knows how you feel from reading what you post, soon it will know from reading the expressions on your face.
'Intelligent' voice interfaces like Alexa and Siri are much hyped, but they have limitations, not all of which can be solved with better technology.
Amazon's voice-controlled personal assistant device is coming to the UK and bringing smart homes with it.