Dreamforce: Einstein’s new friend Siri was biggest winner at Salesforce conference

Einstein Voice Bringing Voice First to the Smartphone I’ve referenced Adobe’s State of Voice Assistants report, released earlier this month, a few times because there is good information in it. And one of the key takeaways for me was just how little smartphones are driving voice-first adoption compared to smart speakers. The study found 76 […]

Khashoggi murder: Saudi Arabia jails killers for 20 years

According to Turkish authorities, a team of Saudi nationals, including a forensic doctor and intelligence officers, flew into Istanbul and met Khashoggi at the consulate. They then killed him and dismembered his body, which has still not been found.

Criticism makes India’s democracy strong, says PM Modi

Inaugurating Patirika Gate in Jaipur and releasing two books authored by Patrika Group Chairman Gulab Kothari through a video conference, PM Modi also asserted that the voice of India along with Indian products is becoming more global with the country now enjoying stronger presence at world bodies.

‘The Saudis will find a scapegoat’ for Khashoggi, says exiled Prince Khalid

I know the mentality of the political leader in Saudi Arabia, King Salman. He ruled the province of Riyadh for 50 years. He resorted to violence because he had no political experience, but was bestowed with great power. Now that he has finally become king, he is ruling with the same political style — also […]

Urging game designers to create nuanced characters

With the Master Chief character, the main protagonist in the “Halo” first-person shooter series, boys have a cool, stoic hero to admire, yet he is still “self aware and emotionally nuanced,” she said. “What’s more empowering than fighting and conquering your fears?”

Trump’s New Supreme Court List Includes Diverse Array of Conservative All-stars

A native North Carolinian, Allison Rushing is a partner with Williams and Connolly LLP.  There, her practice focuses on appellate matters, constitutional issues, and regulatory challenges.  Ms. Rushing is widely viewed as one of the best young appellate lawyers in the country: Legal 500 has praised Ms. Rushing for her “excellent writing advocacy skills,” The National […]

Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that

Working on training local models to understand what sounds are correlated with different activities, so when you put Alexa into Away mode you will get notified when she detected the likelihood of activity in your homeWhen you say, “Alexa I’m off to work,” Alexa will switch into away mode, lock your door, and turn on […]

The best videoconferencing apps for 2020

Skype Link with up to 25 colleagues with Skype on your mobile phone for an HD video call. You can also use Skype to send SMS messages, place voice calls to both mobile and landline phones, send GIFs, chat, share photos and videos, or share your screen for business presentations. The app lets you read […]

AI and automation vs. the COVID-19 pandemic: Trading liberty for safety

AlgorithmWatch concludes by highlighting the common theme emerging from what has been studied: a “move fast and break things” mentality, trading liberty for safety. What’s more, there does not seem to be much in terms of evidence for safety, or in terms of a democratic debate, accountability, and safeguards in terms of giving up liberty. […]

CES 2021: what to expect as the tech expo goes online

CamerasCameras at CES 2021CES has been pretty low-key for camera announcements in the last few years, as the big guns tend to favor Japan’s CP+ Show in February or their own independent launches. Still, we were treated to a few teaser announcements at CES 2020, including the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III, and with the […]