Voice recognition

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Cybersecurity funds should go towards beefing up Centrelink voice authentication, Greens say
David Shoebridge says some of the $10bn allocated to Redspice program should counter misuse of AI

Josh Taylor

20, Mar, 2023 @4:24 AM

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Alexa, how did Amazon’s wrong call on voice assistants tee up a $10bn loss? | John Naughton
The tech giant’s flawed business model for its popular smart devices has cost the company a fortune and thousands of jobs

John Naughton

26, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Amazon’s Alexa could turn dead loved ones’ voices into digital assistant
Technology promises ability to ‘make the memories last’ by mimicking the voice of anyone it hears

Alex Hern Global technology editor

23, Jun, 2022 @10:19 AM

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Sonos launches cheaper Ray soundbar and new voice control system
Own-brand voice recognition update can replace Google or Alexa for faster, more private music commands

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

11, May, 2022 @8:05 PM

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Amazon launches home robot Astro and giant Alexa display
Robot that can check on loved ones and pets is one of plethora of devices announced at big launch event

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

28, Sep, 2021 @8:18 PM

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Alexa, Siri... Elsa? Children drive boom in smart speakers
Coronavirus has accelerated the use of voice assistants, but there are concerns about unregulated online ‘playgrounds’

James Tapper

18, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Why do we gender AI? Voice tech firms move to be more inclusive
Gender-neutral voice assistants and accent recognition among projects in the pipeline

Kieran Yates

11, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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BBC to launch Alexa rival that will grasp regional accents
Corporation recording voices of staff across UK to help Beeb software understand accents

Jim Waterson

26, Aug, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Alexa users can now disable human review of voice recordings
Amazon is not following Apple and Google in suspending practice altogether

Alex Hern

05, Aug, 2019 @4:38 PM

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Hey Siri! Stop recording and sharing my private conversations | Roisin Kiberd
Voice assistants have a dark side, and we may be paying for their limited benefits with our privacy, says the technology writer Roisin Kiberd

Roisin Kiberd

30, Jul, 2019 @12:38 PM

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NHS teams up with Amazon to bring Alexa to patients
Voice assistant enlisted to aid elderly and blind patients who cannot easily search for advice

Haroon Siddique

09, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Tim Dowling: two Alexas have moved in, and they’re terrifying
My youngest son is having nightmares about surveillance. The dog is barking. This is the future

Tim Dowling

18, May, 2019 @5:00 AM

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