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  • What will smart speakers be like in 2023?

    The past year has been great for the smart speaker industry. Smart speakers, the voice-activated, home-based devices that allow you to make searches, play music, and even purchase items, skyrocketed in popularity in 2017, with sales more than tripling. Brands like Amazon Echo, Google ...

  • Why brands need to get into ‘voice’ in 2018

    Talking, once seen as the less cool forerunner of text messages and Whatsapp, is having something of a comeback, much like (regrettably) three members of the 90s British boyband, Five. Look at the race to dominate in voice-activated devices which saw the likes of Google, Amazon, ...

  • Alexa needs to shut down sexual harassment by shutting down

    Amazon has changed the way Alexa responds to suggestive and abusive language aimed at her, in response to outcries following the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. While her new response is admirable, I think there’s another way she can correct her harassers: by denying ...

  • How Alexa could save the business meeting

    Get ready to make room for Siri, Alexa, Cortana, or Google at your conference room table. AI is about to head to the office. Already these “voice assistants” are learning to recognize different voices within one conversation and respond accordingly. When you ask Google Home about ...

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