LG’s next phone to feature AI-assisted photography, voice commands

LG plans to unveil its next flagship phone at Mobile World Congress later this month, and while we’ll have to wait a few weeks for full details, the company is promising one key new feature: artificial intelligence. The company says the “2018 version of the LG V30” will feature the company’s new Vision AI will […]

Report: Amazon working on AI chip for on-device Alexa voice processing

Amazon’s Alexa voice service lets you ask questions or issue voice commands to a wide range of devices including smart speakers, tablets, and TV boxes. But one thing they all have in common? They need an internet connection to process inquiries, because Alexa works a lot of its magic in the cloud. It sounds like […]

Mycroft Mark II: Smart Speaker with an open source voice assistant (crowdfunding)

Amazon has Alexa. Apple has Siri. Microsoft has Cortana. And Google has Google Assistant. Voice assistants are everywhere these days, with each of those companies working to get their virtual assistant software running on as many speakers, phones, PCs, and other gadgets as possible. And then there’s Mycroft. It’s a voice assistant platform that’s designed […]

Huawei unveils Kirin 970 octa-core chip with “neural processing unit”

Huawei is taking the wraps off the processor that will most likely power the company’s next-gen flagship smartphones. Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor is an octa-core chip that should offer a modest performance boost over the Kirin 960 when it comes to single-core and multi-core CPU performance. But the GPU is getting a bigger upgrade, and […]

This watch measures emotional responses to spoken conversations

There are plenty of gadgets on the market that listen to your voice to let you play music or videos, get answers to questions, or control smart home devices like light bulbs or thermostats. But researchers at MIT have developed a wearable gadget that listens for another reason: their prototype watch can determine the mood […]

Report: Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s new company to launch a bezel-free phone (and much more)

Andy Rubin co-founded Android Inc, before the company was bought by Google. He continued working at Google until late 2014. Now he’s reportedly planning to unveil a new company called Essential Products which is working on hardware, software, and artificial intelligence that creates an ecosystem shared by multiple devices. Bloomberg reports that Rubin was at CES […]

Samsung confirms Galaxy S8 will have a new AI digital assistant

Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google Assistant, you’re about to get some more company. Samsung has confirmed that it plans to launch a new digital assistant with its next flagship smartphone. Reuters reports that the new software will be baked into the Galaxy S8 smartphone which is probably coming in the first half of 2017. The […]