Microsoft releases guidelines for ‘responsible’ conversational AI

Anand J

Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft has released guidelines for responsible conversational artificial intelligence (AI), the company ....

16 November, 2018

Amazon rolls out India audio book service in beta

Anand J

Amazon has launched the beta version of its audio book service Audible in India, with the subscription starting at Rs 199 per ....

8 November, 2018
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Amazon is targeting brands to power Alexa’s growth in India

Payal Ganguly

Alexa, the smart voice assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo smart speakers, can check the weather, play music and even keep ....

5 November, 2018

Amazon integrates Alexa voice search with Indian music streaming service

Payal Ganguly

Amazon India’s Prime Music has integrated the voice features of its smart assistant Alexa, which can be used on the music ....

29 August, 2018

How an Indian startup stole a march over tech giants at Indic language voice game

Anirban Ghoshal

In the small but growing world of Indian entrepreneurs, Subodh Kumar’s career trajectory may sound all too common. He graduated ....

24 August, 2018

Reboot: Founder of Facebook's first India acquisition is eyeing a second success

Anand J

TechCircle presents Founders Reboot, a new fortnightly series in which we profile successful Indian entrepreneurs who have chosen ....

2 August, 2018
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Top chipmakers in race to free Amazon's Alexa from the power cord

Reuters

Amazon Inc's Alexa voice assistant started out in Amazon's own Echo speakers but is spreading fast, embedded ....

28 June, 2018

Microsoft acquires AI startup Bonsai to boost deep reinforcement learning capabilities

Anand J

Microsoft has acquired artificial intelligence startup Bonsai to beef up its deep reinforcement learning capabilities, the company ....

21 June, 2018

A luxury hotel chain has just hired Amazon's Alexa as a butler

Reuters

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Marriott International Inc to help increase guest access to amenities ....

19 June, 2018

Microsoft buys AI startup to boost Cortana's conversational skills

Anirban Ghoshal

Tech giant Microsoft has acquired a US-based conversational artificial intelligence (AI) startup amid efforts to improve its virtual ....

21 May, 2018
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Amazon and Google lead global smart speaker market: Strategy Analytics

Anirban Ghoshal

Jeff Bezos-led Amazon and internet giant Google accounted for 70% of the global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of ....

18 May, 2018

Silent commands can be used to hack Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant

Anirban Ghoshal

Smart devices such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant can be controlled by hidden commands ....

11 May, 2018

Amazon's India investment continues to bleed its international business

Anand J

E-commerce giant Amazon Inc.’s massive investment in India continues to drag its margins, with the loss of its international ....

27 April, 2018

HDFC Bank’s humanoid robot lands customer-care job in Bengaluru branch

Anirban Ghoshal

HDFC Bank on Thursday said it has deployed a humanoid robot called IRA 2.0 (Intelligent Robotic Assistant) to guide and interact ....

26 April, 2018

Cleartrip unveils travel search powered by Amazon’s voice assistant

Anirban Ghoshal

Mumbai-based travel services company Cleartrip has unveiled online search powered by Alexa, the voice-controlled assistant of ....

19 April, 2018

Amazon wants developers to train Alexa for India to take on Google Assistant

Anirban Ghoshal

Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant have been squaring off against each other to woo more customers across geographies. ....

29 March, 2018

Google lets other device makers customise Assistant in battle with Amazon Alexa

Anirban Ghoshal

You can now ask Google Assistant working on a sock-separating machine to line up your drawer with different socks in separate ....

12 March, 2018

Indian student creates chip that can help phones respond faster to human commands

Anirban Ghoshal

As the world increasingly embraces artificial intelligence, there is a growing demand for devices to process facial recogniition ....

19 February, 2018

Amazon working on AI chip that aims to make Alexa quicker, keep Google at bay

Anirban Ghoshal

Amazon is reportedly developing an artificial intelligence-powered chip that will bolster devices using its smart assistant, Alexa, ....

13 February, 2018

From investment to wellness: Expect these 5 artificial intelligence trends in 2018

Anirban Ghoshal

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning – all terms casually tossed about over recent years to paint ....

12 February, 2018