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Reasons for the Rise of Voice AI Strategy Adoption in Businesses


The latest Voice AI trend has been evolving day by day by adding value to third-party platforms such as Alexa or Google for implementing omnichannel voice AI experiences with the help of voice assistants to enhance customer experiences. According to the latest survey, 46% of the businesses across various industries are not sure about the change voice technology could bring into their organizations. Though this is the same case with the consumers, over the adoption of voice user interfaces emerges to increase at an expanding rate. According to Statista, the number of digital voice assistants is likely to reach 8.4billion units by 2024, which is more than the world's population. This is due to the increasing demand for Voice AI assistants for better convenience and accessibility.

The Adoption of AI and Machine Learning in Healthcare: What is the Right Way to Proceed?


The artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning is getting stronger than ever. Many applications and projects have been developed based on AI already. Take the example of Apple Siri or the advertising algorithms that pushes products and services based on our Google search. The question though is, can AI take the place of a human and replace him or her?! Some believe we will be able to teach a robot or artificial material to perform tasks quickly and efficiently than a human. The idea falls on the line of a screwdriver where we use it because we cannot unscrew just by using our bare hands.

How To Do Keyword Recognition Using Simple Convolutional Network


With the rapid development of mobile devices, speech-related technology is booming like never before. Many service providers like Google offer the ability to search through the voice on the android platform. For android mobile phones, 'Ok Google' uses this functionality to search a particular keyword to initiate the voice-based commands. Keyword recognition refers to speech technology that recognizes the existence of a word or short phrase within a given stream of audio. It is synonymously referred to as keyword spotting.

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Apps in the Market


When it comes to the mobile app industry, businesses of all sizes and specialisations confront strong competition. This position compels them to keep up with all developing digital developments in order to maintain their worth. Recognizing the huge influence of artificial intelligence on business, top firms such as Amazon, eBay, and Tinder make extensive use of AI in their applications to generate tailored mobile user experiences and improve profitability. Start-ups also raise more investment for AI integrations, propelling them to high marketability and competitiveness. Annually, more AI apps go viral, bringing greater exposure and revenues to their owners.

RO-MAN 2021 Roboethics Competition: Bringing ethical robots into the home


In 1984, Heathkit presented HERO Jr. as the first robot that could be used in households to perform a variety of tasks, such as guarding people's homes, setting reminders, and even playing games. Following this development, many companies launched affordable "smart robots" that could be used within the household. Some of these technologies, like Google Home, Amazon Echo and Roomba, have become household staples; meanwhile, other products such as Jibo, Aniki, and Kuri failed to successfully launch despite having all the necessary resources. Why were these robots shut down? The simple answer is that most of these personal robots do not work well--but this is not necessarily because we do not have the technological capacity to build highly functional robots.

Amazon's Alexa can now answer questions about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The moment that sports fans around the world have been waiting for is almost here, with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics finally kicking off today. With over 200 countries and regions competing across 33 sports and 46 disciplines, it can be hard to keep up with all the latest news. Thankfully, Amazon has your back, and has equipped its smart assistant, Alexa, with facts to give users quick and easy access to the latest news and successes throughout the games. 'Alexa, what's Team GB's Olympics update?' 'Alexa, what's Team Ireland's Olympics update?' 'Alexa, which country has the most gold meals?' 'Alexa, who is the athlete of the day?' Users of Alexa-enabled devices can ask the smart assistant a range of questions, including'Alexa, which country has the most gold medals?', and receive answers almost immediately. Amazon explained: 'Following the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday 23rd July, Alexa will give customers the low down on Team GB, Team Ireland, ParalympicsGB and Paralympics Ireland athletes competing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year.

Cree Lighting Connected Max ST19 review: An affordable, tunable, filament smart bulb


The maker of our favorite budget-priced color A19 smart bulb is back with a slew of new smart lights, including this Edison-style ST19 filament bulb. Priced at a reasonable $13 (or $75 for a six-pack), the tunable white Cree Lighting Connected Max ST19 boasts easy setup; connects directly to Wi-Fi networks; supports Alexa, Google Assistant, and SmartThings; and packs an impressive arsenal of automation tools. But the quirky Cree app can be confusing to use (why must you group lights that are already in a room?), and the ST19's lowest brightness setting is still a bit bright for our taste. Cree Lighting offers a wide range of bulbs in its Connected Max line, including a color A19 bulb that's our current Editors' Choice for budget-priced smart bulbs. Back in May, Cree unveiled a series of new Connected Max products, including this ST19 filament bulb.

The Apple TV 4K (64GB) is on sale for $180 right now


Apple gave its TV 4K set-top box some love this year by upgrading the internals and revamping its accompanying Siri remote. But it didn't change the price, which means you'll still pay at least $179 for it. However, Amazon has a new deal that knocks nearly $20 off the 64GB Apple TV 4K, bringing it down to $180. The base, 32GB model has been on sale for $169 for a few weeks at this point, but this new deal essentially lets you get the extra-storage model at the base's original price. We consider the 2021 Apple TV 4K to be the best high-end streaming box you can get, and it's even more attractive if you live in the Apple ecosystem.

6 AI-based Gadgets For A Smarter Home


Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are the buzz words in the tech industry. Voice command-based personal home assistants such as Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, Google, Microsoft's Cortana and even Samsung's Bixby are the trailblazers in the space. But you will be surprised how these technologies are seeping into home products and gadgets you use daily--many of these are synced through the above-mentioned assistants to increase a device's efficacy and we're not talking just smartphones. If you're a tech-savvy Indian who wants to stay on top of the game when it comes to smart devices for the home. Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi, has made an entry in the white goods space in India and one of their best-selling products is the Mi Smart Water Purifier.

Amazon finally gives Alexa a masculine-sounding voice

The Independent - Tech

Amazon has quietly added a masculine-sounding voice to Alexa. The voice assistant's feminine speech is in contrast to competitors from both Google and Apple, which each offer the option to choose different voices. It has led to concern over the gendered implications for offering the voice assistant with only a feminine-sounding voice. Now the company has finally added a masculine-sounding voice, which appears to be called "Ziggy". The change came amid a more loudly announced change that added voices such as Shaquille O'Neal, and was first spotted by The Ambient.