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Artificial Intelligence
AI assistant tech increasingly popular in Australia
The survey shows Australian consumers are increasingly open to businesses using voice AI assistants in their communications.
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Cybersecurity
Research trials new way to stop voice spoofers in their tracks
“Voice spoofing attacks can be used to make purchases using a victim’s credit card details, control Internet of Things connected devices like smart appliances and give hackers unsolicited access to personal consumer data."
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Cybersecurity
Are they spying? Young people wary of virtual assistants
Privacy and security fears put young people off using virtual assistants for customer services
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Apple
The rise and rise of ‘hearables’, as told by IDC
Ear-worn devices captured 46.9% of the overall wearables market during the 2Q19, up from 24.8% a year ago.
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Data Protection
Amazon admits storing Alexa recordings until users take action
Amazon’s Alexa voice service is storing all user voice recordings and transcripts on its servers by default – and people who want to delete those recordings must do so manually.
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Headphones
Jabra’s environment-aware headphones hit Aotearoa
The headphones include SmartSound that automatically adjusts the sound and noise cancelling based on the user’s environment.
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Artificial Intelligence
Why Alexa and voice assistants are key to boosting network performance
Artificial intelligence features can be used to alert IT teams about anomalies and even take action to rectify certain issues without the need for manual intervention. 
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Video streaming
Reshape to relevance - Accenture’s 2019 consumer survey
Trends for digital voice assistants, extended reality and the over-the-top video market are explored in the latest global consumer survey.
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Siri
Search to purchase will cause voice AI tech to bloom
This year it is estimated that over 100 million smart speakers will be installed - but it isn’t going to stop there.
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Machine learning
Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
The device hits stores in New Zealand and Australia in early February.
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Artificial Intelligence
Smartphones losing ground to digital voice assistant devices in homes
Two-thirds of consumers who own digital voice assistants use their smartphones less in the home since acquiring the devices.
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Apple
User survey shows Siri is more than a gimmick
87% of iPhone 4S owners use the voice assistant at least once a month.