Technology news from the future
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Search to purchase will cause voice AI tech to bloom
This year it is estimated that over 100 million smart speakers will be installed - but it isn’t going to stop there.
22 Oct 18
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.
28 May 18
Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Smart speakers continue to be the world’s fastest-growing consumer technology segment.
28 May 18
Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
The device hits stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February.
22 Jan 18
Ask SEEK to find you a job with Alexa
SEEK named the first employment marketplace to embrace voice activated job search.
18 Jan 18
The AI smoke detector you never knew you needed
The device features technology which alerts users to the type of danger and its location...
08 Jan 18
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..."
12 Dec 17
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...
11 Dec 17
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.
01 Dec 17
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...
25 Oct 17
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..."
05 Oct 17
Amazon introduces the new and improved Echo Plus
"Today we’re making Echo and Alexa even better...”
04 Oct 17
Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers
According to Futuresource smart speakers are driving global home audio sales upwards...
21 Sep 17
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.”
01 Sep 17
Alexa, meet Cortana: The AI superteam coming to your Windows PC
“Their strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer experience..."
01 Sep 17
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...
30 Aug 17
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.
23 May 17
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.
26 Apr 17
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.
19 Jan 17
“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).
05 Oct 16