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  • Growing market power of Siri, Alexa, Google a concern, EU regulators say Jun 09, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    Growing market power of Siri, Alexa, Google a concern, EU regulators say

    Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant are the most popular voice- assistant devices in Europe, with the global market expected to double to 8.4 billion devices from 4.2 billion between 2020 and 2024, according to Statista.

  • Government plans chat bot like Alexa, Google Voice to deliver public services Jan 02, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Government plans chat bot like Alexa, Google Voice to deliver public services

    The artificial intelligence-based conversational platform is expected to interact with the public in multiple languages, analyse sentiments and intent, collect and analyse data to give personalised experience to users.

  • You could soon 'say hello to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan' via Amazon Alexa Sep 14, 2020 02:03 PM IST

    You could soon 'say hello to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan' via Amazon Alexa

    The deal between Amitabh Bachchan and Amazon makes him the first Indian celebrity to give his voice to Alexa in India.

  • In The News podcast | 1 in 2 Indians pays bribe; ISRO launches Cartosat-3; Alexa now has emotions Nov 27, 2019 08:32 PM IST

    In The News podcast | 1 in 2 Indians pays bribe; ISRO launches Cartosat-3; Alexa now has emotions

    Tune in to In The News podcast to know the top news stories from India and around the world.

  • How India made Alexa intelligent, and what does its future look like Oct 15, 2019 10:38 AM IST

    How India made Alexa intelligent, and what does its future look like

    From home to car to office, Amazon wants Alexa to be everywhere without intruding in your lives.

  • Alexa's new capability may offer you medical advice but could lead to a privacy headache Jul 18, 2019 07:42 PM IST

    Alexa's new capability may offer you medical advice but could lead to a privacy headache

    Amazon's Alexa can now offer personalised advice to medical queries in the UK. But experts are unclear on how the data will be used.

  • Facebook's 'Portal' to launch later this year with a new design Jun 14, 2019 03:32 PM IST

    Facebook's 'Portal' to launch later this year with a new design

    What makes the Portal a very good video calling device is its camera’s capabilities to track the user within its 140-degrees field of view.

  • Amazon employees eavesdropping on users’ conversations with Alexa: Report Apr 12, 2019 05:02 PM IST

    Amazon employees eavesdropping on users’ conversations with Alexa: Report

    The team that works on Alexa has a mix of contractors and Amazon employees who work from various countries including Boston, India, Costa Rica and Romania.

  • Amazon to take on Apple AirPods with Alexa-powered wireless earbuds Apr 09, 2019 06:34 PM IST

    Amazon to take on Apple AirPods with Alexa-powered wireless earbuds

    The Alexa-powered earbuds would look similar to the AirPods.

  • Meet Sniper: The parrot who makes Alexa play its favourite songs Apr 09, 2019 06:08 PM IST

    Meet Sniper: The parrot who makes Alexa play its favourite songs

    The African grey parrot lives with a family of two in Mumbai's Chandivali.

  • Indians make Alexa sing a lot, especially ‘Happy birthday to you’ Mar 29, 2019 07:17 PM IST

    Indians make Alexa sing a lot, especially ‘Happy birthday to you’

    The virtual assistant spends 15 hours a day singing songs in India.

  • Amazon’s new Echo Input brings voice activation to your audio setup Jan 21, 2019 10:51 AM IST

    Amazon’s new Echo Input brings voice activation to your audio setup

    Amazon Echo Input is a device capable of turning any speaker into a smart speaker.

  • From planning your day to wishing friends, here are top 10 popular Amazon Alexa skills Jan 04, 2019 04:11 PM IST

    From planning your day to wishing friends, here are top 10 popular Amazon Alexa skills

    Amazon Alexa can now perform over 70,000 programmed tasks. Let's look at the 10 most popular skills of Alexa

  • IT weekly wrap: 3.6 billion people access the internet and Baba Ramdev's Kimbho app Jun 02, 2018 02:58 PM IST

    IT weekly wrap: 3.6 billion people access the internet and Baba Ramdev's Kimbho app

    From web searches through voice inputs, to posting audio messages on their platforms, companies have realised that in a country like India, where education for all is not a guarantee, voice makes for a better and easier option to onboard people.

  • Luxury apartments get smarter with Alexa Jun 01, 2018 04:16 PM IST

    Luxury apartments get smarter with Alexa

    Although the smart speaker space is at a nascent stage in India, companies such as Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook are trying to tap the market

  • Google looks for partners in India to launch its smart home devices Apr 11, 2018 02:43 PM IST

    Google looks for partners in India to launch its smart home devices

    Around 98 percent of all mobile phone owners in India currently use Android-based handsets, making it one of the most crucial markets for Google across the globe.

  • Amazon to bring its intelligent personal assistant, Alexa, and speakers Echo in India soon Jul 14, 2017 11:37 AM IST

    Amazon to bring its intelligent personal assistant, Alexa, and speakers Echo in India soon

    The speakers, Echo, will be available in English initially and will be later upgraded to regional Indian languages

  • Why 2017 is the year of the artificial intelligence and bots Jan 09, 2017 04:04 PM IST

    Why 2017 is the year of the artificial intelligence and bots

    Google and Amazon have both opened up their devices to third-party developers — who in turn have added the abilities to order pizza, book tickets, turn on lights and make phone calls.

  • Amazon Echo: Betting on artificial intelligence Sep 15, 2016 10:10 PM IST

    Amazon Echo: Betting on artificial intelligence

    Amazon launches the Amazon Echo, which is an artificially intelligent Bluetooth speaker - It is based on Amazon's cloud-based voice service, Alexa and this can make your house a whole lot smarter.

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