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Voice Assistants

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    Google Can’t Understand Me Unless I Speak Spanish in an American AccentJust as train conductors are taught to pronounce local destinations, voice assistants have a responsibility to understand a variety of accents.
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    The Case for Setting Your GPS to Your Own VoiceIn their ability to predict and react to our needs, voice assistants are fundamentally extensions of ourselves. Should they also sound like us?
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    Amazon’s Alexa Is Your Next Hotel ConciergeFinally, you can get extra toilet paper by just screaming at your hotel room.
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    Does Alexa Know I’m Gay?Why does Amazon keep suggesting I buy gardening products and granola?
  5. I Had to Teach My Alexa That Eggplants Were FruitEgg-plant, egg-plahnt. Let’s call the whole thing off.
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    I Was a Human SiriWho are virtual assistants for, and how do we relate to them?
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    How Does Siri Actually Know What I’m Saying?A simple guide to how voice assistants process speech, and how they know you’re talking to them.
  8. Gimlet’s New Show Is About the Human Side of AIKristen Wiig and Alia Shawkat star in a new fiction podcast that explores the humor and terror of voice assistants.
  9. Samsung’s Bixby and Why It’s So Hard to Create a Voice AILost in translation.
  10. Is Google Home an Amazon Echo Killer? Well…There can only be one. (There can actually be many.)