Apple has merged its artificial intelligence and machine learning team, where Siri resides, under a new leader, formerly from Google.
A former engineer at Apple has been arrested and charged with stealing secret information relating to Apple’s autonomous car efforts. The person was arrested while preparing to board a plane for China.
Vodafone Group has introduced two new wearable devices that can be connected through its smartphone app. The devices are a children’s smartwatch and an emergency contact band.
Apple’s well-known voice assistant Siri is getting new power form “Shortcuts,” allowing the voice agent to make recommendations based on activities deemed relevant by apps.
Baidu has teamed with Softbank to mass-produce autonomous mini-buses to hit the roads in select Japanese cities. The buses will pick up passengers in gen-fenced locations, such as airports.
MIT researchers have created a technology that can “see” people through walls as they move around. The radar-like tech is known as RF-Pose.
Continuing its expansion of stores without cashiers, Amazon is opening another Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle. The checkout-free store will be in the heart of the business district.
Television viewer information is increasingly being captured and used for more precise consumer targeting. One of the biggest of the tracking companies has raised $40 million in venture funding.
Samsung keep moving its Frame TV forward, now adding its Bixby voice control to the flat screen. The voice feature also can be used to control other connected devices in the home.
As the scooter wars heat up, the startup Bird just raised an additional $300 million, giving it a valuation of about $2 billion.