Google Assistant

Fast-learning digital assistants are finding their voice in India

Anirban Ghoshal

N Chandrababu Naidu is currently in his fourteenth year as Andhra Pradesh’s chief minister. For the first 13 years, which ....

15 January, 2019

Microsoft releases guidelines for ‘responsible’ conversational AI

Anand J

Redmond-based tech giant Microsoft has released guidelines for responsible conversational artificial intelligence (AI), the company ....

16 November, 2018
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Amazon is targeting brands to power Alexa’s growth in India

Payal Ganguly

Alexa, the smart voice assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo smart speakers, can check the weather, play music and even keep ....

5 November, 2018

Google Assistant will soon be able to recognise two languages at the same time

Shweta Sharma

Search giant Google is set to announce that its virtual assistant has turned bilingual. While Google Assistant already supports ....

31 August, 2018

How an Indian startup stole a march over tech giants at Indic language voice game

Anirban Ghoshal

In the small but growing world of Indian entrepreneurs, Subodh Kumar’s career trajectory may sound all too common. He graduated ....

24 August, 2018

Reboot: Founder of Facebook's first India acquisition is eyeing a second success

Anand J

TechCircle presents Founders Reboot, a new fortnightly series in which we profile successful Indian entrepreneurs who have chosen ....

2 August, 2018
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Now ask Google Assistant to make video calls using Duo

Shweta Sharma

Google Assistant can now initiate video calls through Duo, the search giant’s video-calling and voice-calling app, after ....

25 July, 2018

Microsoft acquires AI startup Bonsai to boost deep reinforcement learning capabilities

Anand J

Microsoft has acquired artificial intelligence startup Bonsai to beef up its deep reinforcement learning capabilities, the company ....

21 June, 2018

Google launches app for neighbourhood communities in India

Anirban Ghoshal

Internet giant Google has released a new app in India called Neighbourly to connect people in the same locality. The Android ....

31 May, 2018

Google's Duplex isn't the only one — Microsoft's new AI bot can make calls too

Anirban Ghoshal

Tech giant Microsoft has built a new artificial intelligence-based bot-cum-digital assistant that can make calls just like Google's ....

23 May, 2018
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Microsoft buys AI startup to boost Cortana's conversational skills

Anirban Ghoshal

Tech giant Microsoft has acquired a US-based conversational artificial intelligence (AI) startup amid efforts to improve its virtual ....

21 May, 2018

Silent commands can be used to hack Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant

Anirban Ghoshal

Smart devices such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant can be controlled by hidden commands ....

11 May, 2018

Pichai’s enthusiasm translates to remarkable reality as AI suffuses Google’s show, products

Anirban Ghoshal

If you thought that Google CEO Sundar Pichai was exaggeratedly enthusiastic about artificial intelligence (AI) ....

9 May, 2018

HDFC Bank’s humanoid robot lands customer-care job in Bengaluru branch

Anirban Ghoshal

HDFC Bank on Thursday said it has deployed a humanoid robot called IRA 2.0 (Intelligent Robotic Assistant) to guide and interact ....

26 April, 2018

Amazon wants developers to train Alexa for India to take on Google Assistant

Anirban Ghoshal

Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant have been squaring off against each other to woo more customers across geographies. ....

29 March, 2018

Google upgrades its speech-to-text tech for natural sounding responses

Anirban Ghoshal

In an effort to create more natural sounding responses from artificial intelligence-driven virtual assistants, Internet giant ....

28 March, 2018

You can now have a conversation in Hindi with your Android phone

Shweta Sharma

You can now converse with your Android phone in Hindi after tech giant Google said on Thursday that its voice-based Google Assistant ....

15 March, 2018

Google lets other device makers customise Assistant in battle with Amazon Alexa

Anirban Ghoshal

You can now ask Google Assistant working on a sock-separating machine to line up your drawer with different socks in separate ....

12 March, 2018

Google merges smart home unit Nest with its hardware team in bid to outgun Alexa

Anirban Ghoshal

Alphabet Inc. has merged the team of smart home devices maker Nest with its Google hardware group in order to boost the home-automation ....

12 February, 2018

Samsung looks at artificial intelligence to overcome Note 7 debacle

Dearton Thomas Hector

South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to make a comeback after the massive recall of its Note 7 series—due ....

7 November, 2016