New rules could require security labels for connected devices

Smart TVs and other connected devices could be made to carry labels telling people how secure they are from cyber attacks, under plans announced by the Government. The labels would be initially introduced on a voluntary basis to help consumers identify which products are secure, before eventually becoming mandatory. Under the plans, announced by digital…

Amazon confirms it does ‘listen to what users say to Alexa’ for training purposes

I don't think it will come as a great surprise to many of us. But Amazon has confirmed its staff do listen to recordings of customer interactions with voice-based assistant Alexa to 'help train the artificial intelligence’s responses'. The tech giant uses review teams around the world to analyse and annotate some recordings gathered from…

Harrison Ford pokes fun at ‘failed’ Amazon Alexa devices in Super Bowl ad

Harrison Ford and Forest Whitaker are among the famous faces appearing in Amazon’s 'Not Everything Makes the Cut' Super Bowl advert that takes a light-hearted look at “rejected” Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon’s voice assistant has become one of the most commonly used in the world, with the tech giant’s own Alexa-enabled Echo smart speakers the market…

CES 2019: Google Assistant gets smarter with new interpretation and navigation tools

Google Assistant will soon be able to automatically check users into flights and reply to text messages from user voice commands, the tech giant has announced. The technology giant’s artificial intelligence-based virtual assistant is also to get an interpreter mode to help conduct conversations in dozen of languages using both audio and visual cues, Google…