How voice-activated technology can transform your workplace


It’s great asking Alexa or Google Home or Cortana about the weather forecast for Seattle (rain again!), or what “proprioception” means, or who the Washington Nationals are playing tonight. But those are pretty simple transactions: Ask a direct question requiring a narrow, definable answer, and you get that answer. This is very useful as far […]

Voice assistants like Alexa will invade the workplace this year


If this year’s holiday sales are any indication, 2018 could be the year that digital voice assistants become common in the workplace. Amazon reports that Echo Dot – the hands-free, voice-controlled device that connects to the online retail giant’s Alexa voice service to provide information, play music, send and receive messages, control smart devices, and […]

Is that voice-activated device on the conference table a spy?


One of the most promising “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT) is voice-activated devices that act as personal assistants. Home assistants such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and Apple HomePod are becoming increasingly popular among consumers who enjoy the convenience of a device that will follow commands to turn lights on and off, order […]