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Apple’s former Siri chief says today’s digital assistants still have a long way to go before they can really understand us

Apple's former Siri lead Bill Stasior says understanding speech more naturally is one of the biggest areas in which digital assistants will improve.

Despite reportedly tracking and ranking its own citizens, China now says AI research should respect people’s privacy

It also said humanity should establish a global governance system to avoid creating a "malicious" AI race.
Google's Duplex booking service in action.

Google’s AI booking service, Duplex, is still relying on real people in call centers to make sure things go right, a new report shows

Duplex is designed to book reservations using artificial intelligence, but a New York Times report shows that many calls are still handled by humans.
Handle in action.

Boston Dynamics built a robot that makes Amazon’s warehouse bots look primitive

The US engineering and robotics firm Boston Dynamics posted a video Thursday of its latest autonomous robot for use in warehouses.
One of Lighthouse's original AI-driven security cameras.

Apple quietly absorbed a company that makes AI cameras for people’s homes

Earlier this month, Apple reportedly bought the patents of Lighthouse AI.

Google’s new messaging app now has a feature that can tell what you’re texting about and automatically suggest helpful information —...

When Android Messages users are texting about restaurants, movies, or weather, Assistant will now offer links to more information.

Warby Parker’s new shopping tool lets you try on and buy glasses virtually using your iPhone’s camera

With your iPhone X, iPhone XS/XS Max, or iPhone XR, you can now try on Warby Parker glasses from the comfort of your home.

The market for tech products for aging baby boomers is expected to balloon to $20 billion by 2020. Here are some of the best

The market for tech products for aging baby boomers is expected to grow to $20 billion by 2020, but youth-obsessed Silicon Valley is slow to adapt.
A visitor speaks to Baidu's robot Xiaodu at the 2015 Baidu World Conference in Beijing, China, September 8, 2015.

A fintech executive at JPMorgan explains why AI isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when it comes to helping people manage money

Colleen Briggs, head of community innovation at JPMorgan, said cash-strapped consumers aren't open to using fully-automated AI solutions.

Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold

After years of dodging the question, Amazon has finally said how many devices have been sold that have its voice assistant, Alexa, built in