3 industries being disrupted by voice-enabled tech right now

Voice enabled technology has made great inroads in recent years, with digital assistants like Siri, Cortana and Alexa being embraced by millions worldwide. From searching for the best-rated local Mexican restaurant to finding out the name of the actor who played Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day, we increasingly use these voice assistants as personal aids,…

Old Japanese people bored of robots already

ifbot-japan.jpgThe novelty of $4,300 “communication robot” Ifbot wore off after about a month of active service in a Kyoto nursing home, with elderly residents preferring the silent, unconditional love of teddy bears.

Most old people “see robots as overly-complicated and unpractical” says Ruth Campbell, a social worker in…