Voice Assistant

Canada’s Navy Developing AI Voice Assistant for Warships

According to a report by the Financial Post, Canada's navy is developing an AI voice assistant that could be used on the bridge of combat vessels. While the Navy has been working on the idea for more than a year, it is still at least another year away from conducting tests aboard a warship. Dubbed the “Boatswain’s...

Siri and Google Assistant Tied in Latest Voice Assistant Usage Report

Based on the findings of two separate consumer-focused online surveys, Microsoft has recently released a report titled 2019 Voice Report: Consumer Adoption of Voice Technology and Digital Assistants, that found Apple's Siri And Google Assistant tied at 36%, followed by Amazon’s Alexa at 25% and Microsoft’s Cortana at 19%. First of the two surveys was conducted by...

Samsung’s Bixby Now Available in Over 200 Countries, Including Canada

Samsung's virtual assistant Bixby finally supports voice globally, with the South Korean giant rolling out the update in over 200 countries around the world, including Canada. According to a new report from The Verge, the South Korean company has confirmed that Bixby's voice capabilities are now expanding to countries worldwide. This comes a month after it began rolling out...

How Apple’s Siri Lost Its Edge vs Competitors: WSJ

When Apple first introduced its digital voice assistant Siri, it had no real competition for the first three years. However, it now seems to have lost its edge, which according to The Wall Street Journal, is because its competitors came up with new, easy to use voice-powered products for the home, while Apple remained focused on...