Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Siri

Siri & Alexa under fire in EU’s antitrust inquiry into ‘Internet of things’

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said voice assistants change how we 'interact with things' & may present users with limited options and not an array of choices.

Apple to loosen reins on outside messaging, phone apps via Siri

The iOS update will get Siri to default to apps people use frequently to communicate with their contacts, including WhatsApp and Skype.

Apple apologises for privacy mishaps with Siri, won’t retain audio recordings now

Apple’s move comes after criticism for employing hundreds of contractors to listen to Siri in a process called 'grading'.

Siri, Cortana, Alexa: Why our AIs have personalities and a female voice

Conversation designers widely report that people flirt with, sexually proposition, and even harass bots.

Thousands of Amazon workers are listening to what you tell Alexa

Amazon's team comprises employees under non-disclosure contracts working in outposts like Boston, Costa Rica, India and Romania and processing as many as 1,000 audio clips per shift.

Siri and Alexa are helping the world become a more literate place

Lessons from history tell us literacy has always emerged from oral traditions.

On Camera


PM Modi pays tribute to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary

What explains Modi’s silence as states fight on, relations with Centre worsen

Whether it's Karnataka-Maharahstra or Assam-Meghalaya, Modi govt's reluctance to get dragged into border disputes is self-defeating.
A cashier checks Indian rupee notes inside a room at a fuel station in Ahmedabad | Reuters file image

Rupee falls to 81.75 against dollar, loss on stop losses and dollar outflows

The rupee was down 0.5% to the dollar and has been an underperformer among Asian peers. The offshore Chinese yuan was up 0.9%, leading Asian currencies higher.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.