Microsoft fought a late start in trying to establish Cortana as a premiere voice agent leveraging the company's AI research. But the lack of a Trojan horse for distribution made it the company's latest casualty of a hedge for a client future beyond Windows.
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In contrast to Facebook, which has seen its trustworthiness plummet, Google has won trust by delivering sherpa-like navigation through digital and physical domains. That's going to pay huge dividends in an AI-driven world.
The rise of the machines may start with the eyes of the machines. But first, businesses and governments will be able to tap into surveillance cameras that can identify and remember bad actors.
A new agent provides a set of tools for capturing important details and action items from conference calls using a combination of voice command responses and background transcribing. Its first target: customer feedback interviews.
An array of sensors used to detect presence paired with a way to call for help through an Echo device provide a less obtrusive alternative to bulky alert wearables
Samsung's late entrant to the voice agent game has a few tricks up its sleeve for determining what you want and integrating into the smartphone experience.
While Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi and others attack the middle market, Google and Andy Rubin's startup seek to shake Samsung leadership via advanced agent technology
After banning dedicated fake news sites, Facebook must still explore alternatives.
To grow as a conversant AI, Google's Assistant needs to have lots of conversations. But unlike Google's ubiquitous search, the Assistant is available only in three little-used contexts for now.