The device as the persona


There is arguably no greater growth than in the use of personal devices in healthcare. These range from the personal fitness devices on which the incessant 10,000 steps a day are counted on the wrist, to more sophisticated remote heart monitoring devices that can be hacked by cyber terrorists. Add to this the explosion of […]

Alexa’s growing skills show potential for voice assistants in the workplace

Amazon announced last week that Alexa, the voice assistant software that powers home hardware units such as Echo, Dot and Tap, now has 10,000 “skills” to offer humans seeking information, instructions or entertainment. Not everyone is impressed. Gizmodo’s Michael Nunez dismisses Alexa’s “10,000 mostly useless skills,” lamenting that “you can’t really complete any important tasks with the […]