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Tech giants risk privacy probes over Alexa, Siri reviewers

Apple and Google, which is currently being investigated by Hamburg’s data protection authority, have both suspended their programs

Amazon Alexa goes in-depth for India elections and into customer homes for cricket

In India, Alexa covered the elections this time, and it was the first time Amazon had to integrate features like candidate background, details. Amazon is also focusing on adding cricket-related features to Alexa in India.


Amazon introduces Alexa Skills Blueprints in India to let users create their personal Alexa skills

Amazon has launched Alexa Skills Blueprints program in India, where it will allow users to create and share their custom AI skills for Alexa.

Amazon’s Alexa has 80,000 apps -- and not a single runaway hit

Echo-branded smart speakers have attracted millions of fans with their ability to play music and respond to queries spoken from across the room but almost four years after inviting outside developers to write apps for Alexa, it has yet to offer a transformative new experience.

Goa DGP warns against Alexa: ‘What can be a bigger spy?’

“And what Alexa does. All the time it is listening. Everything. Every word you are saying, Alexa is listening and passing it on to Google. (Chander then corrects himself and says Amazon)."

'Kill your foster parents': Amazon's Alexa talks murder, sex in AI experiment

New research is helping Alexa mimic human banter and talk about almost anything she finds on the internet. However, ensuring she does not offend users has been a challenge for the world's largest online retailer.


Amazon rolls out voice control for its Alexa app for iOS

Amazon has rolled out voice interaction support in the Alexa iOS app. Users can now interact with Echo devices and other smart home products via their iOS devices

Amazon introduces new Alexa skills for kids and parents in India

Amazon has launched a new category of skills for its Alexa digital assistant for kids under 13 years.

Amazon Alexa introduces voice inputs for iOS app, opens competition with Siri

Amazon's Alexa now adds voice input to its iOS app, which puts its functions in direct competitions with Apple's Siri.

All I see is people dying, says Amazon Alexa; owner freaks out

Amazon's voice-based assistant, Alexa continues creeping out users. The latest incident involved a speaker telling its owner, "Every time I close my eyes all I see is people dying"