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AWS adds new smart scheduling functionality to Alexa
The ‘Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant’ is designed to help users schedule 1:1 meetings with multiple participants.
Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment.
Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
The device hits stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February.
Ask SEEK to find you a job with Alexa
SEEK named the first employment marketplace to embrace voice activated job search.
The AI smoke detector you never knew you needed
The device features technology which alerts users to the type of danger and its location...
Amazon Music Unlimited arrives in 28 countries
“Music is such an incredible global connector, and with Amazon Music Unlimited we’ve been able to give listeners access to an extensive catalogue..."
Three epic speakers we want for summer adventures
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a good soundtrack and a solid speaker to play it on...
AWS brings Alexa to the enterprise with Alexa for Business
The new AWS service makes it easy for companies to voice-enable their offices with Alexa, giving workers an intelligent assistant.
No thanks Alexa: Aussies reluctant to embrace AI home assistants
Less than 5% of Aussies surveyed have used one, and only 18% believe that home assistants are the future...
Alexa, how much are you worth? $6 billion apparently
“With high profile brands like Samsung, Apple and Philips getting in on the action, consumers are becoming attuned to the benefits..."
Amazon introduces the new and improved Echo Plus
"Today we’re making Echo and Alexa even better...”
Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers
According to Futuresource smart speakers are driving global home audio sales upwards...
Alexa has a new robotic body thanks to Qihan Technology Company
“Sanbot Nano’s customized capabilities will make every family feel like they have a personal assistant.”
Alexa, meet Cortana: The AI superteam coming to your Windows PC
“Their strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer experience..."
Shots fired: Alexa strikes back in the smart speaker war
Amazon announced an all-new Alexa feature that lets users control music across multiple Amazon Echo devices...
Virtual digital assistants to overtake world population by 2021
Ovum has released on the AI digital assistant market, revealing partnerships to be key differentiators in the years head.
Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements
20% of consumers prefer chat-based customer service, while 80% still want a live human typing on the other end.
The chatbot comeback – is your business ready?
Despite being born in 2011, it has only been in the last couple of years that businesses have begun to realise how valuable chatbots could be.
“How can I help?” Global spending on VPA-enabled wireless speakers to top $2b by 2020
As we continue to make rapid advances in technological innovation, people worldwide have been rapidly embracing the virtual personal assistant (VPA).