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Alexa alternatives have a secret weapon: Privacy

Earlier this week we learned that worldwide smart speaker sales are expected to increase sixfold within the next couple of years. This mirrors multiple studies that say the majority of U.S. households will have a smart speaker by 2022, powered by current leading intelligent assistants Google …

San Francisco Bay Area

Google Assistant music controls are now everywhere, and it's a geek's dream come true

I was the person who always had her headphones snaked up her shirt. I was so attuned to the click wheel on my iPod video — and my iPod mini before …

Android News

Alexa: Don’t Let My 2-Year-Old Talk to You That Way - WSJ

By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p><b>Parents, your child</b> may have a new secret friend: your smart speaker.<p>Drawn by the devices’ voice-activated interfaces and warm, playful tone, children as young as 1 are interacting with Amazon’s …

Artificial Intelligence

All You Need to Know About Designing Human-Like Chatbot Conversations

User interface design has always been a crucial part of the digital product development process. UIs represent the connection between people and …

Chatbots

Amazon’s Fire TV Cube is an Echo, streaming box, and universal remote in one

Preorders start today, and it ships June 21st<p>Combining an Echo speaker and the Fire TV into a single gadget seems like a very obvious, inevitable move for Amazon to make. Today, that unification is happening, and the end result is the $120 Fire TV Cube. Preorders begin now, and Prime members can …

Smart Homes

Hyatt shopping for speakers as smart concierge battle heats up

As competition heats up between intelligent assistants like Siri and Alexa, the battle for your attention is spreading beyond the workplace, car, and home. Hotel rooms, Airbnb listings, and vacation rentals are increasingly joining the fray. Now Hyatt Hotels, with a portfolio of more than 700 …

Virtual Concierge

The customization option is fantastic and I personalize it for every guest in the welcome prompt with Alexa saying their names etc. (People love …

Hospitality

Alexa for Business can now make phone calls in hotel rooms

Volara, the creator of a hotel concierge service powered by AWS’ Alexa for Business, today announced it has extended calling capabilities to hotel guests.<p>Though Alexa for Business could already initiate video conference calls, more traditional phone calls were not available before today, Volara …

Alexa for Hospitality

Memorable Experiences. Better Service. Just Ask.<p>Request an invite to get started<p>Your guests want hospitality experiences that are personalized, and …

Amazon Alexa Has Charmed Her Way to the Hospitality Industry | By Brittany Berger

Hotel technology spent decades catering exclusively to the staff's needs. Thanks to the commercialization of advanced tech such as AI, hotel guests …

Hospitality

Intro to Conversational AI

When it comes to customer care, the possibilities for applying artificial intelligence to increase efficiency, lower costs and improve the customer …

Artificial Intelligence

Smart Speaker Users Pass 50 Million in U.S. for the First Time

on June 28, 2018 at 8:48 am<p>There are now over 50 million smart speaker users in the U.S. A national survey of 1,203 U.S. adults in May 2018 by …

Smart Speaker

New Google Assistant Ad Shows Google Duplex Making a Restaurant Reservation and People Are Using it Today

on June 27, 2018 at 11:47 am<p>Google surprised everyone with its May demonstration of Google Duplex, a forthcoming service of Google Assistant that can …

Google Assistant

Los chatbots son las 'apps' del futuro

“El crecimiento de la búsqueda por voz en Estados Unidos es muy importante. En España, de momento, no tanto. Pero llegará”. Así de seguro se muestra …

Siri is about to leave Alexa, Google Assistant in the dust

Although Siri has been the first popular and widely known voice-controlled smart assistant, it has been shoved to the sidelines by the rapid …

Google Assistant

Microsoft Demos Cortana and Alexa Integration at Build 2018

on May 7, 2018 at 5:55 pm<p>Last August Amazon and Microsoft announced in a joint statement that Alexa and Cortana would soon be able to talk to each …

Cortana

How to do Speech Recognition with Deep Learning

<i>This article was posted by Adam Geitgey. Adam is Interested in computers and machine learning and he likes to write about it.</i>Speech recognition is …

Getting Started with spaCy for Natural Language Processing

spaCy is a Python natural language processing library specifically designed with the goal of being a useful library for implementing production-ready …

The 5 Levels of Meeting AI

The voice recognition bots we use today are the world’s s most boring houseguests. “Turn on the lights.” Or, “Who won the 1975 World Series?” Or …

Artificial Intelligence

Personalising the personality

Home / Conversational AI / Personalising the personality<p>Blog<p>Personalising the personality<p>March 6, 2018/ Andy Peart / Conversational AI / 0 comments<p>Is …

Machine Learning Versus Linguistic Learning

Home / Machine Learning, Teneo / Machine Learning Versus Linguistic Learning<p>Blog<p>Machine Learning Versus Linguistic Learning<p>October 10, 2017/ Andy …

The Rise Of The Omnibots

Chatbots are growing up. Welcome to the age of the omnibot, where brands become beings.<p>A bearded man stands before you. He is dressed entirely in black, sporting a polo neck, tight blazer, and a silver chain. He is not, you realize, a Blackpool hypnotist but, in fact, head of innovation at a major …

Chatbots

The Definitive Guide to Chatbots: These Bots Are Here to Serve.

No, they're not sci-fi robots. They're computer programs that interact with your customers and earn you sky-high approval ratings.<p>16 min read<p>Over the past two years, chatbots -- or technology-fueled virtual assistants -- have taken the world by storm.<p>At first, chatbots were merely a computer-based …

Inbenta rediseña su tecnología de Inteligencia Artificial para facilitar su integración con Amazon Alexa

Tiempo de lectura: 3 minutos<b></b> <b>Inbenta</b>, compañía española especializada en Inteligencia Artificial y líder en Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural y …

How to design a chatbot experience

Whether we like to admit it or not, messaging interaction platforms are contributing to our daily mobile screen time. They are the only applications …

Voice Is The Enterprise's Next Great UI

Last year, voice applications arrived to take the world by storm … or did they?<p>There’s no doubt many brands made large investments in voice-powered technologies. 2017 saw Apple, Google, Panasonic and Sony all announce new smart speakers. And, of course, Amazon continues to lead the charge with …

Customer Service

XiaoIce, Microsoft’s social chatbot in China, makes breakthrough in natural conversation

When people interact with most personal digital assistants or chatbots today, the experience is a lot like speaking into a walkie-talkie or texting: …

Everything you wanted to know about voice tech behind smart speakers

Listen.<p>Such is computing’s future—to each of our voices. For search. Command. And even identity recognition.<p>Voice assistants hang on every word we …

Las APIs se encargan de todo en la era de los asistentes virtuales y la inteligencia artificial

Siri, Cortana, Google Now… Apple, Microsoft, Google… A día de hoy los asistentes virtuales se han convertido en un escenario de desarrollo muy …

Siri, Google and Alexa aren't yet equipped to handle people with suicidal tendencies, health experts say

Two CNBC reporters tried a quick experiment on a recent car ride to San Francisco: we told Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa that we …

Mental Health