5 weird and wonderful products powered by AI

AI is hot right now. Amazon Alexa is a powerful AI assistant, and our cars are becoming more and more adaptable to traffic (and other cars). Yet, some of the most interesting innovations in AI might not capture as much attention. An all-terrain patrol bot? How about a trash bin that can sort pop cans for you? And, an autonomous patio shade that learns how to adjust itself.

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Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana team up to take on Google

The voice assistant business is about to get even more interesting, as Amazon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will see Alexa and Cortana playing nice with each other.

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Rumored Apple Plans Hint at Smart Speaker Battle Ahead

Apple reportedly has begun production of a high-end speaker with Siri-based digital assistant technology to compete directly with Amazon’s Alexa-based Echo speakers and the Google Assistant-powered Home speaker. Production is in the early stages, but the device could be unveiled as early as next week at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference. That would position the company to begin shipping in time for the winter holiday season. Inventec, which manufactures Apple AirPods, reportedly has landed the deal to build the intelligent speakers.

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Samsung's Bixby voice assistant is being delayed

After its much ballyhooed presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and its Bixby smart assistant, Samsung is delaying the best part of Bixby — voice control.

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Apple's Siri updated to understand sexual assault queries, provide help

Article Image Apple in March updated its Siri virtual assistant to better handle questions about sexual assault and other emergencies, with some queries now leading to responses developed in cooperation with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).

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Facebook founder Zuckerberg wants to build artificially intelligent butler

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to build an artificially intelligent assistant to help run his home and assist him at work.

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Cortana for iOS launching on Wednesday, Microsoft announces

Article Image Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana, will be available on “select” iPhone and Android devices starting on Wednesday, with Cyanogen OS suport coming later this month, according to an official blog post.

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Amazon Updates Alexa on the Fire TV

If you’ve lamented that the Alexa voice assistant on the Amazon Fire TV in your living room just didn’t seem as smart as the one on the Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker in your kitchen, you were rig…

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Facebook launches 'M' virtual assistant driven by both human and artificial intelligence

Facebook on Wednesday launched “M,” a text-based virtual assistant integrated with Facebook Messenger that unlike Siri, Cortana, or Google Now relies on both human and artificial intelligence to fulfill requests.

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Inside iOS 9: Siri brings new smarts to sports, weather, photos, and more in iOS 9

With Siri replacing Spotlight in iOS 9, Apple’s personal digital assistant received a new brain that lets her retrieve information sports and weather, find photos, look inside apps, and more.

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Microsoft bringing Cortana to Apple's iOS via Windows 10 Phone Companion

iOS is set to become the epicenter of a battle between personal digital assistant technologies from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, as the Windows maker revealed Tuesday that Cortana would join Siri and Google Now on Apple’s mobile platform.

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