There are more than 100m Alexa-enabled devices in our homes. But are they fun time-savers or the beginning of an Orwellian nightmare
Female-voiced tech often gives submissive responses to queries, Unesco report finds
A global team reviews audio clips in an effort to help the voice-activated assistant respond to commands.
The two designers behind Project Alias compare it to a virus–or perhaps a parasitic fungus. In a good way.
Smart speaker’s remarks, apparently quoted from Reddit, come as Amazon tries to boost speaker’s conversational capacity
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the numerous devices that surround us and let us get through our daily routine with more convenience are becoming more advanced. A “smart” home is not a futuristic notion anymore – it is reality. However, there is another side to this convenient technology: the one that exploits material resources, …
AI voice assistant will soon give users with connected smart home devices reminders to lock doors and turn off lights
Researchers found they could turn the smart speakers into surveillance devices—if they could get their own attack tool on the same Wi-Fi.
Amazon’s patent for “Voice Sniffing” is causing a stink
Looking back at the last two Consumer Electronics Shows, you can see a tremendous focus on voice assistants. However, there was a key difference between the 2017 and 2018 shows: Amazon Alexa was all over the place in 2017 and it took until the next year for Google Assistant to follow. You can now say …
In the Chinese city of Hengyang, we find a fatigued, disposable workforce assembling gadgets for Amazon, owned by the world’s richest man.
You should certainly understand the risks of having a smart speaker in your home, but there’s a perfectly good explanation for how that rogue message might have gotten sent.
Amazon has been quietly selling its facial recognition system to US police forces, marketing it for bodycam use
Amazon is offering FreeTime parental controls for Echo speakers with Alexa. Also coming: an Echo Dot Kids Edition.
Researchers can now send secret audio instructions undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.
Citing professors, pediatricians and others, critics say the listening device could stunt development and normalize surveillance.
Amazon has shipped more than 400 items per second at its peak, with a market value almost triple Walmart’s
Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution.
A partnership with police will permit some Amazon Echo owners to report crimes directly through their smart speakers.
Users with Alexa-enabled devices have begun reporting hearing strange, unprompted laughter.
Advertising watchdog rejects Echo Dot owner’s complaint that TV spot was irresponsible