A showdown of smart speakers at the world's biggest consumer electronics show. Amazon's Alexa faces off with the Google Assistant at CES in Las Vegas, which kicks off Tuesday.
Voice-controlled devices and artificial intelligence are the two main buzzwords at this year's IFA, Berlin's international show of consumer electronics. The emphasis is on user-friendliness, as Sabine Kinkartz reports.
The US tech giant has said a series of miscues picked up by its voice-activated Echo speakers prompted the device to record a US couple's private conversation and then send it to an acquaintance without their knowledge.
With the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas just around the corner, market researcher Steve Koenig weighs in on the proliferation of AI, the importance of 5G and Germany's presence at the world's largest trade show.
Online retailer Amazon is investigating its intelligent personal assistant Alexa, following reports that it has randomly laughed at users. The glitch has been commented on on Twitter and other social media platforms.
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