• Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot

    Microsoft Developing Bing Concierge Bot

    The Bing assistant sounds as though it will function similarly to the Google Assistant bot, which was announced at this week's Google I/O conference.News of the Bing Concierge Bot originally came from a recent Microsoft job posting, spotted by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.
  • Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker

    Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker

    Similar to the Echo, Apple's home speaker will be able to turn on music playlists, set timers and alarms, and read back the news.A source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans told the publication the device will also be able to interact with Apple's Homekit platform, allowing it to turn appliances on or off via voice commands.
  • Google Taps Pixar, Onion Staff to Give AI Assistant a Sense of Humor

    Google Taps Pixar, Onion Staff to Give AI Assistant a Sense of Humor

    A sense of humor is a distinct feature that sets humans apart from animals.The tech titan is reportedly infusing comedy into its new virtual assistant, according to The Wall Street Journal.