Smart speakers could be used to detect cardiac arrest, say researchers

Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with an early test AI-powered tool which could be used on smart speakers and even smartphones to listen out for the unique breathing sounds associated with cardiac arrest, and then alert emergency services. People suffering with sudden cardiac arrest initially struggle with irregular gasps of breath,…

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…