Apple’s Siri No Longer Uses Female Voice By Default

Apple ends default choice of female voice for Siri, as Microsoft pulls plug on Cortana for Android and iOS

1 month ago

Microsoft Kills Cortana iOS, Android App

Protracted death of digital assistant continues, as Redmond officially pulls support for the Cortana apps on the Android and iOS…

1 month ago

Your Post Tap Business: The Future Is Voice

Learn how voice is about to become an essential component of your business. Discover why your business must use voice…

9 months ago

Microsoft Retail Stores To Close Permanently

No surprise? Microsoft is calling time on its 83 retail Stores globally, and will transform four flagship outlets into “experience…

11 months ago

Windows 10 Update Removes Cortana Consumer Features

Microsoft removes Cortana home and third-party capabilities, amongst other Windows 10 features removed or deprecated in latest release

12 months ago

Microsoft Shuts Down Cortana Consumer Features

Cortana consumer capabilities pared back as Microsoft seeks to turn the virtual assistant into a chat interface for business-oriented commands

1 year ago

Microsoft Pulls Plug On Cortana Mobile App For Some Users

Microsoft is set to end support for its Cortana iOS and Android apps in some regions as it integrates the…

1 year ago

Former Cortana Boss Javier Soltero Joins Google

'Hey Cortana... please forward my email to Google', as former Microsoft man joins search engine giant

2 years ago

Microsoft Updates Privacy Policy To Admit Listening To Voice Data

Err yes, we do sometimes listen. Microsoft admits it does collect voice data for Skype and Cortana services

2 years ago

Digital Assistants Enforce Gender Bias – UN report

Report claims female-voiced Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases with submissive responses

2 years ago

Microsoft Confirms More Cortana-Powered Devices In 2018

Cortana is safe for now, as Microsoft confirms Cortana is being incorporated into more OEM devices

3 years ago

Amazon And Microsoft Still Haven’t Got Alexa And Cortana To Speak

Amazon and Microsoft had hoped to get Alexa and Cortana speaking before the end of 2017, but that still hasn't…

3 years ago

Microsoft Windows 10 Gets Delayed Timeline Feature

Software giant reveals what features get added to Windows 10 and what is still has to fix and improve

3 years ago

Microsoft Brings AI To Bing For Smarter Answers

Software giant reveals AI updates to its product portfolio, as it signs deal to bring Reddit content to Bing

3 years ago

Amazon Alexa & Microsoft Cortana Will Work Together

Two companies make surprise moves to encourage interoperability between Alexa and Cortana

4 years ago

Microsoft Delays Timeline Feature Beyond Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 fans have been left a little disgruntled at the delay

4 years ago

Microsoft AI Beats Ms Pac-Man Top Score

The AI training techniques could be used to train better AIs for other tasks

4 years ago

Apple Buys ‘Dark Data’ Firm ‘For AI Training’

Lattice's technology finds patterns in large amounts of unstructured data and could be used to train AI personal assistants

4 years ago

Windows 10 Creators Update Is Out Now: Here’s What To Expect

UPDATED: Windows 10 Creators Update is now out for everyone to download but what does it bring? Silicon checks out

4 years ago

CES 2017 Review: A Showcase Of IoT, Smart Software, And Solid Workhorse Tech

ANALYSIS: This year's Consumer Electronic Show indicated the future of hardware and smart system for business as well as pleasure

4 years ago

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, And Microsoft’s Cortana Are Set To Hit The Road With Four Major Car Brands

CES 2017: BMW, Ford, Nissan, and Hyundai all look to add virtual assistants into their vehicles

4 years ago

Huawei Mate 9 Is First Smartphone To Host Amazon’s Alexa AI

CES 2017: Amazon looks to expand the reach of its smart virtual assistant

4 years ago

Microsoft Opens Cortana To OEM Kit, Hints At Amazon Echo Rival

Expect to see Microsoft's digital assistant appearing in new hardware soon with launch of developer and OEM tools

4 years ago

Microsoft Brings Cortana For iOS And Android To The UK

On the enterprise side, HPE also debuts its latest machine learning tech

4 years ago

Samsung Galaxy S8 Set To Get An AI Virtual Assistant

Samsung is planning to launch a virtual assistant to rival the likes of Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana in is…

5 years ago

Microsoft Creates Speech Recognition Tech With Human Accuracy

The system can transcribe conversational language as accurate as professional transcriptionists

5 years ago

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: AI Is As Core To Digital Transformation As Cloud

Microsoft is creating an AI supercomputer through the Azure cloud platform

5 years ago

Microsoft Merges Research, Cortana And Bing Divisions To Create AI Arm

Redmond is looking to push AI technology into more of its services and has created a fourth group at the…

5 years ago

Microsoft Boosts Windows 10 And Office 365 With Added Security And AI Features

IGNITE 2016: Office 365 gets a host of tweaks with productivity and security in Microsoft's sights

5 years ago

Google Launches Allo Smart Messaging App For Android And iOS

Google has launched Allo, bringing its artificial intelligence powered chat app to Android and iOS smartphones.

5 years ago