New Research Shows Voice-Activated Virtual Assistant Ownership Significantly Impacts Consumer Behavior

New Research Shows Voice-Activated Virtual Assistant Ownership Significantly Impacts Consumer Behavior

Consumers are concerned about privacy issues related to owning a voice-activated virtual assistant. Two-thirds of respondents (63%) are concerned or very concerned that their personal information is being recorded via a voice-activated virtual assistant.
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Amazon’s Echo Show Is The Improved Personal Assistant

The Amazon Echo Show was revealed today for $230 USD and with all the fancy features of voice assistant Alexa and more. Much like the iPod device in the film Her, Echo Show can now “show you things,” hands free with the 7-inch touchscreen with an …
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Amazon launches new Echo Show with seven-inch touchscreen

Amazon has unveiled the Amazon Echo Show, the latest personal assistant device in the company’s Echo gadget line-up, and the first to have a built-in display – but the device will only be available in the US for now. The built-in screen is seven-inches and …
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Harman Kardon Invoke speaker has Microsoft Cortana for brains

It’s the first to use Microsoft’s Cortana as its voice-controlled personal assistant. Harman Kardon teased the existence of the speaker toward the end of 2016, but merely stated a speaker was coming and it would use Cortana. Although it did release a 30 …
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Celebrity panel seeks top PA

A business woman who has worked for BAFTA Award winners Sir Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter is coming to Yorkshire to find the region’s finest personal assistants. Donna Coulling, who has acted as a personal assistant for a number of celebrities …
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Amazon to Control 70% Of the Voice-Activated Speaker Market This Year (AMZN, GOOG)

Apple (AAPL) may have been the first with a voice-activated personal assistant with the launch of Siri back in October of 2011, but it is Amazon (AMZN) and its voice-activated assistant Alexa via the Amazon Echo that is dominating the market.
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Gauhati High Court Recruitment 2017 – Private Secretary, Senior Personal Assistant [22 posts]

Gauhati High Court Recruitment 2017 – Private Secretary, Senior Personal Assistant [22 posts]

Educational Qualification: Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University with a Diploma Certificate in Stenography/Shorthand in English with a minimum speed of 100 wpm in shorthand and 40 wpm typing speed on a computer.
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Amazon unveils 'Echo Show' for the smart home

The product is the company’s first smart speaker with camera, touch-screen and built-in Alexa intelligent personal assistant. The state government and peak transport bodies are up in arms, the north south corridor has been left out of the equation.
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Amazon introduces free calling feature

Amazon has just changed the telephone game by introducing free voice calling using its new Echo devices and its Alexa personal assistant. Alexa has been around for a while now, and is challenging Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant at their own game.
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Siri, watch your back

Alexa, who is the most popular virtual assistant? Last year proved to be breakout time … and machine learning are key to helping Amazon expand its line of in-home personal technology devices. In late April, the company unveiled the Echo Look, a voice …
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QuikLid: The Greatest Personal Assistant for Cleaning launches Kickstarter Campaign

QuikLid: A Dust Pan Bucket Lid that Fits on any 5 Gallon Bucket to Sweep Dirt, Debris, or Liquid into the Bucket The creator has announced to seek public support for this project through Kickstarter. The project is patented entirely in California, United …
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College-Concierge, the International College Student Personal Purchasing Assistant, Launches in LA and Nationwide

With more and more students coming to the United States to further their education, colleges and universities are trying to identify tools and services that will make that potentially life-altering transition an easier one. College-Concierge, with the …
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Powerful real estate broker’s assistant claims he forced her to listen to his loud gay sex

Powerful real estate broker’s assistant claims he forced her to listen to his loud gay sex

The former assistant of a powerful gay New York real estate broker is suing her ex-boss for allegedly tormenting her whilst in his employ. Amy Gagnon began working as the personal assistant to top Manhattan real estate broker Jared Seligman last spring.
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Microsoft is on the edge: Windows, Office? Naah. Let's talk about cloud, AI

He mused about a software-based personal assistant to illustrate his point. “Your personal digital assistant, by definition, will be available on all your devices,” he said, to make the case that the centralized computing model, client and server …
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The latest version of Any.Do adds a personal touch to your to-do list

The update pushes Any.Do up to version 4.0 and includes a new personal assistant to help you complete tasks throughout the day. The way this assistant works is that it anytime you add an item on your to-do list that can be accomplished in the “real world …
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Indecent Proposal? Businessman Caught on Camera Trying to Trade Job for Sex

Online ads are full of sleazy employers looking to make the role of a personal assistant a little too personal an Inside Edition investigation has found. Inside Edition went undercover and applied to some of those ads and took hidden cameras on the job …
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Amazon's Echo Show Is The Improved Personal Assistant

Amazon’s all-new Echo home device, that it calls simply the Show, gives Alexa a face, quite literally. The more you use Alexa, the more she adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. On the new landing page for Alexa calling and …
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Mum worried about autistic son's safety on taxi ride to school

PARENTS of children with special needs say the youngsters are not be getting the help they need to travel to and from school safely, because of a shortage of personal assistants provided by Wiltshire Council. Rachel Sumner is concerned that her six-year …
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Apple Patent Says You Can Direct Siri Even on a Noisy Subway

Apple Patent Says You Can Direct Siri Even on a Noisy Subway

Sometimes it’s impossible to concentrate — let alone direct your personal assistant Siri — when someone is blasting music on their phone or talking to thin air. I mean I’m loud, but not that loud. So, it’s a relief to hear that this could be changing …
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A Smart Home Hub, Security System and Personal Assistant All in One

When you hear “home robot”, you probably think of something that rolls around smoothly on wheels you can’t see with a “face” illuminated by unsettlingly emotive LED lights. Those domesticated R2D2 knockoffs are on their way, and they’re as cool …
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New Apple patent highlights potential Siri integration with Messages

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today published an interesting patent application filed for by Apple, which indicates that the Cupertino company might be exploring much deep integration between the Siri personal assistant and its …
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This guy designed a hologram virtual assistant that actually works — just watch

Many of us have already come to know the disembodied voices of personal assistants like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, but now a software engineer has finally put a face to a name. “I’m just kind of seeing where this goes,” Archer, 33 …
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Microsoft Cortana Now Supports Skills From Third Parties

Microsoft has this month opened up its Cortana personal assistant technology to third party developers allowing the creation of new Cortana skills that enable users to engage with your software more naturally. The new Cortana Skills Kit supports Windows 10 …
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Microsoft's Cortana Could Soon Take On Google Assistant And Alexa

However, Cortana’s skills can be extended beyond these as Microsoft demonstrated at the conference. The personal assistant’s skills can be deployed for apps and office tools such as a timesheet system for the firm as well. While Cortana could schedule …
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Today In Data: Amazon Alexa Leads Voice Assistant Market

Today In Data: Amazon Alexa Leads Voice Assistant Market

With Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple’s Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant market has seen mass expansion over the past few years. The convenience of being able to speak rather than type out actions has drawn in consumers in a unique way.
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Amazon Officially Launches The Touchscreen Echo Show

Amazon put speculation to bed Tuesday (May 9) when it officially rolled out the Echo Show, a smart echo speaker with a screen that is powered by its voice-activated personal assistant, Alexa. On its website Amazon announced it is accepting preorders for …
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jobs lifescience EMBL Personal Assistant to the Head of Unit

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: EMBL: Personal Assistant to the Head of Unit . Competitive Salary: EMBL: Personal Assistant to the Head of Unit Location: Barcelona, Spain Staff …
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Amazon’s new Echo device will show you song lyrics as you listen

Amazon has unveiled its latest Echo personal assistant device, the Echo Show, adding a screen to the previously audio-only tech. The addition of a screen to the device means various new features, including video calls, the ability to request videos …
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Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family

An endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny—and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady. In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just …
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Personal Assistant – –

BUSINESS: Shell more than doubles first-quarter earnings.Royal Dutch Shell PLC more than doubled its first-quarter earnings from last year, the company announced yesterday. OFFSHORE: We built it, and nobody came — BSEE on incident reporting.HOUSTON — A …
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Jared Seligman’s ex-assistant alleges she was subjected to broker’s drug use, sexual high-jinks

Jared Seligman’s ex-assistant alleges she was subjected to broker’s drug use, sexual high-jinks

“To act as a Personal Assistant to a wealthy real estate broker, especially in New York City, means putting up with indignities that most people never have to experience.” That Jane Austen-esque line opens an explosive new lawsuit filed by a former …
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Trainee Personal Assistant / Russian

We are recruiting Trainee Personal Assistant for an immediate start. Your duties will include answering the telephone and taking messages, collecting details from customers/clients, making appointments and following up, maintaining the office day to day …
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Google Home brings iDevices into its smart home family

The Home was designed to emulate the Amazon Echo– another always-listening smart speaker that can act as a music streamer, a smart home hub and a personal assistant. The Echo holds the upper ground in the battle between the platforms, but within the past …
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Amazon announces premium touchscreen $230 Echo Show, allowing Alexa to 'show you things'

Amazon’s voice-driven personal assistant Alexa is going visual, via the online retailer’s new high-end Echo Show, a $230 tabletop personal assistant featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and dual 2-inch stereo speakers. Apple’s take on the …
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Microsoft And Harman Team Up For Speaker Powered By Cortana

Microsoft is getting into the voice-activated personal assistant market, teaming up with Harman International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, to roll out a voice-activated speaker. In a press release earlier Monday (May 8), Harman said …
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Grantham work syndicate wins £1 million Euromillions prize

The other three syndicate members who were able to celebrate at Belton Woods Hotel were Hayley Catterson, 31, recruitment advisor, Aimee Bidwell, 28, personal assistant, and Serra Tuhladzhieva, 33, personal assistant. The syndicate got together for the …
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Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Which smart speaker will win the battle for your living room?

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Which smart speaker will win the battle for your living room?

You have to phrase your questions in the right way to get the answers you want, but Amazon claims the more you use Echo, the more Alexa will adapt to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences. Google Assistant taps into the superior power …
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Market for smart speakers with voice assistants estimated to grow roughly 60% from 2016 to 2017

CONNECTIONS™ session on voice control in IoT features executives from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Nuance, and Voicebox Technologies Parks Associates announced new numbers today showing adoption of smart speakers with personal assistants, including Amazon …
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Samsung just launched Bixby, so of course Samsung-owned Harman is making a Cortana speaker

Since the company insists on working with every operating system it can get its hands on, it stands to reason that Samsung would also fragment its virtual personal assistant offerings. The company’s fresh new flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ gave the …
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Captivating sound meets personal digital assistant: Harman Kardon Invoke featuring Cortana

With Harman Kardon’s new Invoke speaker featuring Cortana, you can ask Microsoft’s personal digital assistant to play music, manage your calendar, check traffic, make Skype calls, control smart home devices and more. Those are some of the new details …
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Harman-Kardon taps Microsoft Cortana for Invoke home assistant

The device, now listed on the H/K website, is the vaunted Invoke personal digital assistant / intelligent speaker, which provides users with all sorts of Cortana-esque integration as welll as Skype calls, calendar management, traffic, home automation …
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Harman Kardon Invoke featuring Cortana: Captivating sound meets personal digital assistant

We’re excited to share that today, our partner Harman Kardon, released new details about the previously announced voice-activated speaker featuring Cortana*. The Harman Kardon Invoke speaker combines the rich, captivating sound that Harman Kardon is …
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Personal Executive Assistant

Personal Executive Assistant

Mecca, Makkah – Company Name: Company Name Confidential Location: Makkah Al Mukarramah Experience: 1 – 11 Years Keywords / Skills: Personal Assistant,Fluent in English and Arabic,Organize Schedule,Good with Peo…
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‘OK, Google’: How Burger King revealed the hackability of voice assistants like Google Home, Siri and Alexa

(Just imagine a burglar spying a voice assistant and asking it to unlock all the doors.) It could also speed the development of home voice assistants with better security. “It’s a wakeup call,” said Earl Perkins, a digital security analyst at the …
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Personal Assistant ~ Admin Office (Sukhumvit Soi 22)

A great opportunity to join our new Food & Beverage and entertainment company in central Bangkok. We are looking for an experienced (at least 2 years) energetic & profesional personal assistant to assist us in daily administrative work, five days a week.
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How can I get rid of personal assistant application Cortana from my PC?

Q: In November of last year I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. Then at the beginning of 2017 the Windows 10 Anniversary Update got installed onto my PC. This took an extremely long time to do (over an hour) and also produced the witch Cortana.
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New personal assistants help you love your look

Should I wear my signature leather coat or my ruby-red sports jacket today? I used to make this choice alone as I prepared at home to face the world. Now the latest Amazon Echo home assistant, Echo Look, will choose for me. That’s right; internet …
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The Momo home personal assistant and security device launches on Kickstarter

The Momo home personal assistant and security device launches on Kickstarter

The guys over at Morpheos from Los Angeles, California unveiled their own smart home personal assistant and robot this week called Momo. This device has been designed to provide you with another personal assistant option that is equipped with artificial …
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Siri saves the day as fishermen’s boat started sinking

Apple released an intelligent personal assistant called Siri more than 5 years ago. The voice assistant has a lot of useful functions, but it looks like a lot of people only used it for its novelty features. Siri can tell the time, weather forecast …
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Creating Digital Assistants

Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Samsung Bixby, and Google Assistant are examples. You have heard about them, and many have likely experienced them. They are usually called personal assistants. But what about a company-specific digital assistant at a bank …
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Where are they now…? Actress Louise Jameson who played Doctor Who assistant Leela

After six years, my agent and I decided the timing was right to try popular television. Where is she now? Model and personal trainer Angie Best “I was short-listed for Purdy in The New Avengers, was nearly cast in Angels and Survivors… and then landed …
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More Than Half of All Americans Want Their Own Personal AI Assistant, Study Finds

A day in the life of a small business owner or entrepreneur may not be as exciting as you’d expect. It usually involves performing repetitive tasks, such as filling out forms, taking calls, scanning emails and scheduling of meetings. The list of to-dos …
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Smaller players in the intelligent virtual assistant space continue to develop AI tech

Millennials have been embracing the use of virtual assistants for performing a wide range of simple tasks, including making phone calls, playing music, shopping, setting alarms and checking their personal calendars. Despite the fact that every major tech …
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Air Force finds nothing wrong with football assistant spreading Bible verses via Twitter

Air Force finds nothing wrong with football assistant spreading Bible verses via Twitter

The Air Force Academy says Bible verses shared on social media by a football assistant coach were done so on a personal account and therefore not a violation of policy or law. The Academy was responding to a request from the Military Religious Freedom …See all stories on this topic

The Best Android Phone to Buy an Ex-Apple Fan for Christmas

Samsung has packed a 5.5-inch display into a phone that feels way smaller in your hand – the designers have somehow managed to answer the call for both bigger screens and smaller phones without compromising on either. Well, unless you really don’t like …See all stories on this topic

Assistant manager jailed for stealing more than £15,000 from Norwich employer

Simon Brock, 33, who worked at the Dulux Decorator Centre, in Whiffler Road, pocketed money from false refunds in 69 transactions and transferred the cash straight into his own personal bank account to fund his gambling, Norwich Crown Court was told.See all stories on this topic

Widow, 82, robbed of almost all her £10,000 life savings by fraudsters posing as her telephone provider

It’s made me feel stupid, especially at my age, I just feel so stupid. I’m now too scared to answer the phone and I don’t like being alone. It just feels horrible.” Dolly’s ordeal started when she received a call from a man claiming to be from …See all stories on this topic

Stakes continue to be put into the ground on AI, personal assistants, new forms of HCI. [Christian]

Today, we’re at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community event (WinHEC) in Shenzhen, China –where our OEM partners have created more than 300 Windows devices shipping in 75 countries generating more than 8 billion RMB in revenue for Shenzhen …See all stories on this topic

Passengers Could Soon Be Allowed to Make Phone Calls on Flights

However, the decision regarding if phone calls are actually allowed on board is still … There’s no doubt that this is a heated issue, and we might not get a firm answer from the DOT and individual airlines for a while. So, there’s nothing to …See all stories on this topic