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Researchers show Alexa “skill squatting” could hijack voice commands
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Enlarge (credit: Amazon) The success of Internet of Things devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google Home have created an opportunity for developers to build voice-activated applications that connect ever deeper—into customers’ homes and personal lives. And—according to research by a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)—the potential to exploit some of […]

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Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant Can Be Controlled By Inaudible Commands
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Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google’s Assistant were meant to be controlled by live human voices, but all three AI assistants are susceptible to hidden commands undetectable to the human ear, researchers in China and the United States have discovered. From a report: The New York Times reports today that the assistants can be controlled […]

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Amazon makes it easier to give Alexa follow-up commands
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It's easy enough to summon Alexa on one of Amazon's speakers, but when you've got a million things to ask the voice assistant, it can be a pain having to say "Hey, Alexa" over and over again. Now, Amazon has rolled out a new feature, which gives its…

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Optoma 4K projector responds to Alexa voice commands     – CNET
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The UHD51A is the first Alexa-controlled projector, and I take it for a spin with my voice at CES 2018.

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Netatmo’s Smart Home Bot uses AI to let you text commands to your devices
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Enlarge (credit: Netatmo) While voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant are taking over the home, there are still some users who don’t want to talk to their devices. The French company Netatmo, maker of a number of smart home products, wants users to text—not speak—to control their devices no matter where they are. […]

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Star Trek Bridge Crew Gets IBM Watson-Powered Voice Commands
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PolygamousRanchKid writes: Star Trek Bridge Crew — the VR game that puts you in the slip-on space shoes of a Starfleet officer — already emphasizes vocal communication when you’re playing with real humans, but it will soon allow you to use your voice to issue orders to computer-controlled characters, too. The feature has been made […]

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IBM Watson adds voice commands to 'Star Trek: Bridge Crew'
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Ubisoft's Star Trek: Bridge Crew won't just put you in a VR starship when it finally launches. It'll also give you the power to interact with the virtual Starfleet crew with your voice. The company has teamed up with IBM to add Watson's interactive s…

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Google Assistant API launches today, so we tested some custom voice commands
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Enlarge / The Google Home. It’s listening! The Google Assistant is getting an API today with the launch of “Actions on Google,” a way for developers to build “conversation actions” that can be called up on the Assistant’s various interfaces. The “Actions on Google” API was announced during the Google I/O 2016 keynote and has since […]

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Siemens Now Commands An Army Of Spider Robots
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An anonymous reader quotes this article about Siemens’ army of autonomous spider robots — each one the size of a microwave, communicating with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to create “a collaborative mind”: It’s expensive to build an automated factory, and even more pricey to repurpose one. German manufacturing giant Siemens wants that to change, and they’ve […]

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