AI assistant

Microsoft and Amazon to Integrate Cortana and Alexa AI Assistants

Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa will begin “talking to each other” by the end of the year, letting each voice assistant’s users leverage the unique capabilities of the other in an unusual collaboration between the Seattle-area tech giants. According to a new report from the New York Times, Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant Alexa will now be able...

Google Home Now Available For Purchase in Canada

Google Home is now available to buy in Canada, making it the first of the major virtual assistant speaker devices to land in the country. The expansion follows pre-orders kicking off at Google and other retailers earlier this month, and beats Amazon’s Echo to the punch in Canada. The hold-up for the home AI's release...

New Apple Patent Details Siri Integration in iMessage

Voice-based assistants like Siri are a useful way to use your phone hands-free, as well as often being faster than typing or tapping, yet Apple might one day let you use iMessage to type messages to Siri instead. According to a report from AppleInsider, a new patent application published by the Unites States Patent and Trademark...

Amazon Launches ‘Echo Show’ with Touchscreen in the U.S.

Amazon has officially announced its latest Echo device, called the Echo Show. The new device will be the first Echo product to feature a screen and ushers in some new features previously unavailable on Echo devices. According to a new report from TechCrunch, Amazon will launch its new version of its Echo speaker that features a seven-inch touchscreen...

Samsung AI Assistant ‘Bixby’ Not Ready For Galaxy S8 Global Launch

After a hyped-up unveiling of Samsung's latest virtual assistant Bixby, the tech giant stated that it will not accompany the Samsung Galaxy S8 features for now. The company's latest flagship that is expected to launch April 21 worldwide will not incorporate the Samsung's hallmark feature for its customers, at least not yet. According to a new...