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Amazon launches Alexa, Echo devices, and Amazon Music in Mexico

Buenos días, Alexa. Only a few short weeks after Amazon made Alexa-powered devices and its Echo smart speaker lineup broadly available in Spain and...

Baidu’s DuerOS is now on 150 million devices, up from 100...

Watch out, Alexa, Cortana, Siri, and the Google Assistant: Baidu’s voice assistant is coming for you. Beijing tech giant Baidu this week announced that...

Alexa gains Reminders API, calendar availability, and integration with Routines

Don’t know when you’ll be free next Friday? Can’t remember when your credit card bill’s due? Wish you were notified every time your favorite...

AISense’s Otter for Education brings voice transcription to colleges

San Francisco startup AISense in February launched Otter, a voice recording app that leverages artificial intelligence to transcribe speech, with the goal of developing tech that can...

Google and Disney launch interactive Little Golden Books that work with...

Today’s kids are too young to remember Disney’s read-along books and records, which combined narration and sounds with physical books to make reading more...

Yobe uses AI and microphones to isolate voices in a crowd

Smart assistants and voice-enabled speakers are more popular now than ever before. About 47.3 million U.S. adults have access to a smart speaker, according...

Google and AISense will talk voice at Disrupt SF 2018

Only a few years ago, talking to your phone or computer felt really weird. These days, thanks to Alexa, the Google Assistant and (for...

These companies are shrinking the voice recognition ‘accent gap’

Speech recognition has come a long way since IBM’s Shoebox machine and Worlds of Wonder’s Julie doll. By the end of 2018, the Google...