AI virtual assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant reinforce gender stereotypes which portray women as “subservient” by relying on female voices, a UN report has said.
Smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home are being tested as ways to get information about government services such as the minimum wage or retirement age.
Amazon staff listen to recordings of customer interactions with voice-based assistant Alexa to help train the artificial intelligence’s responses.
Digital voice-powered assistant Alexa has revealed that Luther actor Idris Elba is her celebrity crush, days before Valentine’s Day.
Harrison Ford and Forest Whitaker are among the famous faces appearing in Amazon’s Super Bowl advert that takes a light-hearted look at “rejected” Alexa-enabled devices.
Popular video game The Sims is continuing to emulate real life by adding an Amazon Echo-style smart home speaker into the virtual simulator world.
Anyone new to NFL need not watch in confusion, as an Alexa skill has been added providing insight and guidance on one of America’s favourite sports.
Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant is continuing to move beyond the speaker and on to two wheels for the first time, with the launch of a new connected smart bike in the UK.
A user of Amazon’s Alexa smart voice assistant was sent audio files from a stranger after requesting access to his own recordings.
Alexa is widening its reach even further by working on the Amazon Music app, meaning users can request tracks hands-free.
Amazon Alexa users are now able to hear a story from Father Christmas and have the virtual assistant sing Christmas songs as part of a new festive feature.
Amazon has announced an expansion of its Alexa Drop In service – which enables intercom-style communication between Alexa-enabled devices.
Amazon’s Alexa voice-powered assistant is preparing to gain another high profile music service in the form of Apple Music.
Big Mouth Billy Bass is back with a 2018 twist enlisting Alexa in time for Christmas.
Amazon Echo owners in the UK can now receive personalised experiences with the arrival of Alexa Speaker ID.
Amazon Echo devices can now make calls between Skype users for the first time, as the fruits of Amazon and Microsoft’s increased collaboration continue to make progress.
Users of smart speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home see the technology as a way to declutter and use fewer screens in their day-to-day lives, new research suggests.
Amazon’s Echo Buttons accessory for its Alexa-powered smart speakers are now capable of doing things more useful than just playing games.
Amazon is continuing to expand its Alexa digital voice assistant beyond its Echo speakers with the launch of an app on Windows 10.
Alexa, Amazon’s voice-based virtual assistant, is celebrating her fourth birthday on Tuesday and to mark the occasion singer Michael Buble has recorded a song.
Amazon has announced a new, more powerful version of its Fire TV Stick streaming device, including support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ to boost picture quality.
Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa has been hit by a system outage in the UK, with many users reporting they were unable to use the digital helper.
Amazon’s latest range of smart home devices have been met with a positive reception by industry experts, who say it confirms the company’s place at the top of the smart home market.
The future of Amazon’s Alexa will see the virtual assistant break free of smart speakers and be all around the home, Amazon’s smart home boss has said.
Amazon’s Alexa voice-powered digital assistant can circumvent sensitive issues asked by children, the company has confirmed.
Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa isn’t as smart as some of her rivals when it comes to answering questions, researchers have found.
Amazon has introduced Alexa Captioning in the UK, which enables deaf or hard of hearing users to see responses to see text-based responses from the virtual assistant.
England’s first ever penalty shootout victory in a World Cup has made a believer out of Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa.
A start-up is launching the world’s first voice-augmented board game that works with the Amazon Echo.
Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge.