Marketers will soon be able to use AI-assisted vocal analysis to gain insights into shoppers’ inclinations – without people knowing what they’re revealing or how that information is being interpreted.
Virtual assistants and robots are frequently given female attributes. To curb the massive use of such gendering in AI, we need to better understand the deep roots of this phenomenon.
The revolution in AI harbours dangers for humanity – here’s why.
Leading tech companies are increasingly using AI to influence our behaviour. But how persuasive do we find virtual assistants?
That gentle voice coming from your smart speaker is more complex than she seems.
They’re associated with fake news and celebrity porn videos but there are some unexpected upsides to these slippery clips.
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.
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.
Having problems with Siri and Google Translate? Here’s why.
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.
The success of current conversational AI is based on the premise that they know and understand nothing of the world.
Reports of the death of accents have been greatly exaggerated.
Apple’s closed system may be its undoing in the smart home market.
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.
Siri is sassy. But when does the tone of voice in digital help override usefulness?