• Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices

    24 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn't use Amazon's Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK - the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn't send anything to the cloud as it works offline. If you want to understand how a...
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  • Alexa and Google Assistant should tell you when the next bus is coming

    Alexa and Google Assistant should tell you when the next bus is coming

    24 days ago - By Venture Beat

    OPINION: Rarely a week goes by without news of a new feature for AI assistants like Alexa, Bixby, or Siri. It's a fast-moving competition between tech giants like Amazon, Samsung, and Apple, but despite billions of investment in AI and everyone from Softbank to Will.I.Am entering this space, sometimes critical or easily accomplishable tasks for the uberbots aren't immediately addressed.
    For example, for a long time, Google Home and Alexa-enabled devices were unable to add events to popular calendar services, and Alexa has only been able to create reminders since June. But one low-hanging...
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