Smartphones Will Be More Literate Than 32 Million Americans in 10 Years

Despite efforts to improve human literacy, 758 million adults worldwide and 32 million Americans are illiterate, while technological advances will soon enable more than 2 billion smartphones to read and write, according to a new report from Project Literacy. At the current rate of technological progress, devices and machines powered by artificial intelligence and voice recognition […]

INRIX OpenCar Expands Voice Options

INRIX has added 20 popular worldwide content providers to its OpenCar platform, with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service providing the interface. Newly formed agreements with Amazon Alexa, Audiobooks.com, Bookatable, Dash Radio, Dar.fm, Glympse, INRIX Traffic, Napster, Nest, NPR, ParkMe, Parkmobile, PayByPhone, Philips Hue, Rivet Radio, Slacker Radio, Stitcher, Wcities and Yelp will allow INRIX to deliver auto-grade […]

Voice Makes Forays into Virtual Reality

Voice Makes Forays into Virtual Reality

Immerex  and CloudMinds Technology have begun collaborating on a next-generation entertainment experience using virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), with an ultimate goal of adding speech processing and natural language understanding into the mix as the central interface. Immerex is a pioneer in virtual reality. It recently launched one of the world’s lightest portable VR headsets, […]

Amazon Alexa Enters the Robotics Realm

Amazon Alexa Enters the Robotics Realm

As further proof of the ubiquity of Amazon’s Alexa Voice Services, UBTECH Robotics this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas unveiled Lynx, a robot that features the Alexa cloud-based voice interface. Lynx combines UBTECH’s proprietary robotics with the automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, and search capability of Amazon Alexa. With this, […]

Does Anyone Want to Talk to a Scooter?

Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in early January, consumers get a glimpse of all the latest in technology. Voice interfaces have been an increasingly hot commodity at the show, and this year even a smart scooter from  OjO Electric will incorporate a voice response system with other smart technology. An interactive, non-glare touchscreen […]

Ho! Ho! Hold the Phone.

With Christmas just around the corner, millions of children are anxiously awaiting a visit from Santa Claus. They’ve written their letters to the North Pole, cleaned their rooms, and even tried to be as good as possible the past few weeks to avoid a stocking full of coal (although with the way energy prices have […]

Alexa Is Really Getting Around

Alexa Is Really Getting Around

Amazon’s Alexa voice service is really getting around, and not in the bad way. Through a deal announced earlier this week, Wynn Las Vegas will add Amazon Echo, Amazon’s hands-free voice-controlled speaker, to all 4,748 of its hotel rooms, enabling guests to control all of the smart home features in their rooms with a series […]