Business

Uber bolsters platform for post-pandemic life

Uber said Monday it is revving up to be a "go anywhere and get anything" service, testing delivery robots, weaving in Google voice commands and more as people shed their pandemic lifestyles.

Consumer & Gadgets

Advertising source may drive experience for some Siri users

Advertisements on a voice assistant like Alexa or Siri may be more effective if the assistant is viewed as the medium for the ad, not the source. However, user motives play a role in how these persuasive messages are received, ...

Computer Sciences

Video: How do you teach language to a computer?

Natural language processing, an area of artificial intelligence, involves teaching human language to computers. It has evolved from an intelligence-gathering technology to one that affects our everyday lives: giving voice ...

Machine learning & AI

AI deployed in the war on pedophilia

Information technologists at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg have developed an AI-based app to enable people with pedophilic tendencies to make use of initial consultations and remote treatment anonymously and with ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Mimicking the brain to realize 'human-like' virtual assistants

Speech is more than just a form of communication. A person's voice conveys emotions and personality and is a unique trait we can recognize. Our use of speech as a primary means of communication is a key reason for the development ...

Computer Sciences

New method to make AI-generated voices more expressive

Researchers have found a way to make AI-generated voices, such as digital personal assistants, more expressive, with a minimum amount of training. The method, which translates text to speech, can also be applied to voices ...

Computer Sciences

Voice technology for the rest of the world

Voice-enabled technologies like Siri have gone from a novelty to a routine way to interact with technology in the past decade. In the coming years, our devices will only get chattier as the market for voice-enabled apps, ...

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