Voice assistant articles

Amazon brings its Alexa voice assistant to the iPhone

Amazon is bringing Alexa to iOS devices as part of the company’s main shopping app. This isn’t the first time Alexa has been on a smartphone — third-party apps on both iOS and Android have integrated the digital assistant —…

Voice-based computing with digital assistants

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the era of voice-driven computing has finally arrived. Powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and deep learning, the new generation of smart digital assistants and chatbots are clearly…

'Chirp' is Google's answer to Amazon's Echo

Google is working on a hardware product to rival Amazon’s Echo personal voice assistant. The device, codenamed Chirp, will resemble the company’s OnHub wireless router according to a new report from Re/code.

Smart assistants are making progress... but slowly

When Adele sings “Hello,” people are clearly listening—to the record-setting tune of over 3.3 million album purchases in a single week. When you greet your smart device with a verbal introduction, however, well, let’s just say the results aren’t quite…

Amazon's Alexa voice technology now open to third parties

Amazon has announced that their Alexa voice technology, which powers the company's weird Echo voice assistant and cylindrical speaker, is now available to third party developers, allowing them to integrate the technology into their products for free.