DC: Voice continues to pick up steam — “Smart speakers hit critical mass in 2018 [Perez]

Smart speakers hit critical mass in 2018 — from techcrunch.com by Sarah Perez Excerpt (emphasis DSC): We already know Alexa had a good Christmas — […]

“5 influencers predict AI’s impact on business in 2019” [Crandell ] + 4 other AI-related items

5 influencers predict AI’s impact on business in 2019 — from martechadvisor.com by Christine Crandell Excerpt: With Artificial Intelligence (AI) already proving its worth to […]

The promises/possibilities — and yet the pitfalls/issues — regarding various XR-related technologies

On one hand XR-related technologies show some promise and possibilities…   The AR Cloud will infuse meaning into every object in the real world — […]

How long before voice drives most appliances, thermostats, etc? [Christian]

From DSC: How long before voice drives most appliances, thermostats, etc? Hisense is bringing Android and AI smarts to its 2019 TV range — from […]

Hey bot, what’s next in line in chatbot technology? [Bellary] | “Are bots the new apps?”

Hey bot, what’s next in line in chatbot technology? — from blog.engati.com by Imtiaz Bellary Excerpts: Scenario 1: Are bots the new apps? Scenario 2: […]

Reflections on “Google Glass wasn’t a failure. It raised crucial concerns.” [Eveleth]

Google Glass wasn’t a failure. It raised crucial concerns. — from wired.com by Rose Eveleth Excerpts: So when Google ultimately retired Glass, it was in reaction to an […]

Time Saver Tip for Teachers: Amazon Share A Cart

If you have ever wanted to send your Amazon cart to someone, boy do I have a tip for you!No more having to give someone […]

AI Now Report 2018: 10 Recommendations for AI [AI Now Institute]

AI Now Report 2018 | December 2018  — from ainowinstitute.org Meredith Whittaker , AI Now Institute, New York University, Google Open Research Kate Crawford , AI […]

Infographic on the Internet of Things (IoT); Amazon is beefing up Amazon Web Services’ IoT 

From Dimitri Hommel’s posting on Twitter    Also see: Amazon is beefing up Amazon Web Services’ IoT — from businessinsider.com by Peter Newman As Digital Technology Pervades […]

Alexa, get me the articles (voice interfaces in academia) [Dagan]

Alexa, get me the articles (voice interfaces in academia) — from blog.libux.co by Kelly Dagan Excerpt: Credit to Jill O’Neill, who has written an engaging […]

Reflections on “Is Amazon’s algorithm cashing in on the Camp Fire by raising the cost of safety equipment?” [Chapman]

Is Amazon’s algorithm cashing in on the Camp Fire by raising the cost of safety equipment? — from wired.co.uk by Matthew Chapman Sudden and repeated price […]

Virtual digital assistants in the workplace: Still nascent, but developing [Brans]

Virtual digital assistants in the workplace: Still nascent, but developing — from cisco.com by Pat Brans As workers get overwhelmed with daily tasks, they want virtual […]

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