Voice assistant devices stories
AI assistant tech increasingly popular in Australia
The survey shows Australian consumers are increasingly open to businesses using voice AI assistants in their communications.
Research trials new way to stop voice spoofers in their tracks
Voice tech at risk of spoofing; Data61 develops anti-hack tool Void.
Are they spying? Young people wary of virtual assistants
Young consumers fret over virtual assistants' privacy risks, finds Maintel study.
The rise and rise of ‘hearables’, as told by IDC
Wearable tech soars with 67.7m units shipped; hearables lead with 46.9% market share.
Amazon admits storing Alexa recordings until users take action
Amazon Alexa keeps user chats, Senator Coons reveals privacy risks.
Jabra’s environment-aware headphones hit Aotearoa
The headphones include SmartSound that automatically adjusts the sound and noise cancelling based on the user’s environment.
Why Alexa and voice assistants are key to boosting network performance
Aerohive's Alexa integration revamps IT with AI-driven network management and analytics.
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
Search to purchase will cause voice AI tech to bloom
This year it is estimated that over 100 million smart speakers will be installed - but it isn’t going to stop there.
Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
Air New Zealand to integrate with Alexa, offering flight updates via voice command in Australasia.
Smartphones losing ground to digital voice assistant devices in homes
Two-thirds of consumers who own digital voice assistants use their smartphones less in the home since acquiring the devices.
User survey shows Siri is more than a gimmick
Survey reveals 87% of iPhone 4S owners utilize Siri monthly, challenging the view of it as merely a gimmick, with calls and texts being top uses.