Assistant

10.10.15
Cortana is available on Xbox One, if you know the right tricks
10.10.15

Cortana is available on Xbox One, if you know the right tricks

Cortana doesn't officially hit your Xbox One until 2016, but that hasn't stopped people from using it in a software preview.

By J. Fingas,   10.10.15
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08.26.15
Facebook 'M' makes Messenger your personal assistant
08.26.15

Facebook 'M' makes Messenger your personal assistant

Facebook has introduced 'M,' an assistant in Messenger that has AI (backed by real people) answering your requests.

By J. Fingas,   08.26.15
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01.16.15
'Be My Eyes' iPhone app lets you help the blind using video chat
01.16.15

'Be My Eyes' iPhone app lets you help the blind using video chat

There's a new iPhone app from the Danish team known for Thermodo that lets sighted folks help the...

By S. Dent,   01.16.15
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12.03.14
Android's new assistant app helps you use (and fix) your Nexus
12.03.14

Android's new assistant app helps you use (and fix) your Nexus

So you just snagged a Nexus 6, and you need help navigating Android 5.0 Lollipop or figuring out w...

By J. Fingas,   12.03.14
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08.07.14
Apple patent application hints at a Siri-like assistant for Macs
08.07.14

Apple patent application hints at a Siri-like assistant for Macs

Siri might be making her way to a Mac near you. According to a patent application filed in Februar...

By Z. Honig,   08.07.14
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07.16.14
BlackBerry announces virtual assistant to take on Siri and Cortana
07.16.14

BlackBerry announces virtual assistant to take on Siri and Cortana

Apple has Siri, Microsoft has Cortana, Google's got Now voice search and BlackBerry... doesn't hav...

By B. Molen,   07.16.14
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06.04.14
How much would a real-life Siri cost you? Around $3,000 per year
06.04.14

How much would a real-life Siri cost you? Around $3,000 per year

Listen, Siri is great, OK? She can look up the definition of a word, schedule reminders, play song...

By Mike Wehner,   06.04.14
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05.12.14
Betty helps you conquer the console by translating English to Unix commands
05.12.14

Betty helps you conquer the console by translating English to Unix commands

If you've got a smartphone in your pocket, chances are you've got a digital assistant in there too...

By C. Velazco,   05.12.14
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04.09.14
Microsoft teaches robots how to deal with groups and draw from memory
04.09.14

Microsoft teaches robots how to deal with groups and draw from memory

Us humans are good at predicting how people will behave, particularly in groups, but artificial in...

By J. Fingas,   04.09.14
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