Amazon's Alexa proposed to a 10-year-old child to perform a dangerous "outlet challenge" from TikTok. Thankfully for the kid, its mother was close by and shared this incident on Twitter.
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Steve Ballmer, the ex-Microsoft CEO, apparently wanted to name what we know today as Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant as "Bingo" instead. This was revealed by a former Cortana Product Manger.
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Microsoft is working with Yellow Messenger to use AI services to make automated voice customer services with virtual assistants feel more natural and human to human during interactions
Gartner claims that 25% of digital workers will be using virtual employee assistants daily by 2021, up from just 2% in 2019. Gartner also said more assistants will move from text to voice input.
Amazon's Alexa has begun responding to certain queries with recommendations for third-party skills if existing installed skills fall short. This feature is still rolling out to all skills and users.
With virtual assistants popping up everywhere, one could assume that we have reached saturation point, but it seems that would be the wrong assumption with Lenovo announcing its entry into the market.
After months of rumours and speculation, Samsung has today confirmed the company's plans for a virtual assistant AI called Bixby, which is expected to debut alongside the Galaxy S8.
The giant search company announced that its virtual Assistant speaker will finally be available to Brits early this summer. Home is currently exclusive to the US and retails for $129.
PayPal on iOS has been updated to version 6.7.0, and the headline feature is Siri integration. Now users in 30 countries can make payments easily by issuing a voice command to the virtual assistant.
Siri, of Apple fame, is about to get another competitor, straight from one of Siri's creators. Called, Viv, the new AI supposed to be a better virtual assistant than any that exists today.
According to a new report, Facebook is looking to create its very own virtual assistant, dubbed Moneypenny. The program would live inside of the Messenger platform and help users from there.