Technology  /  Published 12.12.18

Amazon’s Alexa has become a desi girl

Alexa spends nearly 15 hours a day singing songs on request. The virtual assistant developed by Amazon, in fact, spends an hour every day singing Happy Birthday. She gets asked “Will you marry me?...
By Mathures Paul

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.18

Life with Alexa

Exit polls notwithstanding, the newsroom is a hive of activity on the eve of election results. Those juggling psephology with poll statistics were momentarily startled to hear a colleague answer her p...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 13.05.19

Can humans and robots complement each other?

With the advent of technology like the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing and robotics, the genie is out of the bottle. The likes of Siri — th...
By Subhasis Ray

Opinion  /  Published 01.04.19

Alexa is making us all couch potatoes

Sir — The population of couch potatoes is set to explode in the future. The credit must go to ‘smart assistants’ like Amazon’s ‘Alexa’ which have flooded the market seemingly with the inte...
By The Telegraph


Technology  /  Published 29.09.19

How to stop Alexa from listening in on you

Many of us ask the digital companions in our homes, whether it’s Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri or Google Assistant, to handle innocuous tasks such as setting a timer and playing music. What we ma...
By Brian X. Chen/ NYTNS

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.19

The sexism of AI is the sexism of the tech industry

By The Editorial Board

Technology  /  Published 22.09.18

Alexa, are you everywhere?

What’s the next big technology? We have asked this question to many tech players over the last few months and the response from some of them have been: “Keeping users connected, right from home to...
By Mathures Paul

World  /  Published 23.05.19

Siri and Alexa fuel sexism, U.N. finds

Why do most virtual assistants that are powered by artificial intelligence — like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa system — by default have female names, female voices and often a submissive or...
By Megan Specia/ New York Times News Service

Technology  /  Published 05.11.19

A laser can hack Alexa, Google Home or Siri

Since voice-controlled digital assistants were introduced a few years ago, security experts have fretted that systems like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa were a privacy threat and could be easily...
By Nicole Perlroth/ NYTNS in San Francisco


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