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Developers, Meet Mycroft – A Private, Open Source Virtual Assistant

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Developers, what if we told you that you don’t always have to battle with limited voice platforms? That’s right, allow us to introduce you to Mycroft (no, not Microsoft), a virtual assistant that is 100% open source.

Help Managing Diabetes is Just a Voice Command Away

VOICE Summit Announces Dynamic Slate of Speakers and Keynotes from Amazon, LEGO and Yext

Newark, NJ—May 23, 2018—VOICE Summit, the nation’s largest multi-day voice-first conference, today announced a slate of more than 150 industry speakers. The event will feature voice-first experts David Isbitski, Chief Evangelist Alexa and Echo at Amazon, Howard Lerman, Founder and CEO of Yext and Chiori Hori, Principal Research Scientist, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories.

Smart Devices: Let’s Get Real About Security

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In 2017, a Texas teen realized their neighbor had purchased a wireless printer.  He also discovered their network was unsecured. Naturally, he began sending requests to wirelessly print a string of panic-inducing messages, including: “This is your printer. I have become self-aware. Run.”

What Google, Amazon, and Microsoft Are Doing to Create The Most Conversational AI

 

Google caused quite the stir in the AI community at their 2018 I/O Developer Conference when they unveiled Google Duplex. Some call it “an exciting step for Artificial Intelligence”, while others consider it a “terrifying piece of technology.”

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From Storytelling to Settling Arguments: Voice Technology for Kids

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Parenting in the future is looking a lot less stressful.

Your Future Best Friend May Be A Bot

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If you’re one of those people who bump into inanimate objects and instinctively apologize to them, you’re probably the type to say “please,” “thank you,” and “sorry” to your virtual assistant too.

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