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…

Will Chris help to keep drivers’ eyes on the road and off their phones?

Billed as the 'Alexa for Automobiles', and called somewhat bizarrely Chris (the same name as the author of this post), here's a device that claims to prevent drivers from becoming distracted by their mobile phones while driving. With mobile phone use during driving seemingly reaching epidemic proportions, despite dramatic increases in fines and penalty points,  Chris…