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An artificial intelligence battle is coming between the U.S. and China
And sooner than you think, futurist Amy Webb says.
CES 2019: The googleplex of smart tech
The "internet of things" has come for our cars and for our mirrors.
Amazon's Alexa was a surprise hit, but what's its next play?
As its popularity increases, so do questions about privacy and security.
Hey, kids! Robots aren't people
We need to work with designers so children don't think of digital assistants as buddies, one expert says.
Should a machine have to tell you if it's a machine?
Can a robot make a dinner reservation? Google is working on it, but should they?
Amazon moving into Best Buy with built-in Alexa smart TVs
Amazon and Best Buy are partnering to sell televisions. As part of the deal, Best Buy will sell Amazon smart TVs in their stores and on Amazon as a third-party merchant. What’s bringing two apparent rivals together to sell expensive gadgets to consumers? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Amazon’s Alexa wants to be your office assistant, too
Amazon announced plans to bring its Echo devices into conference rooms and cubicles through a platform called Alexa for Business. The new feature comes through Amazon’s cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services, not its retail side, and it’s the company’s latest move in the competitive voice assistant space. To start, Alexa for Business will let […]
Amazon pushes into Wi-Fi communication space with latest Echo version
In addition to everything else Amazon can do for you — recommend books, stream movies, let you shop for appliances and clothes and gourmet food, and get it all by overnight delivery — the company also wants to put a video-equipped digital assistant in your house. This is the latest iteration of Amazon’s Echo speaker […]