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AI-powered Siri, Cortana, Alexa and other virtual assistants have a gender bias problem- Technology News, Firstpost

The ConversationSep 24, 2019 12:58:52 IST Suggest to Samsung’s Virtual Personal Assistant Bixby “Let’s talk dirty”, and the female voice will respond with a honeyed accent: “I don’t want to end up on Santa’s naughty list.” Ask the same question to the programme’s male voice and it replies “I’ve read that soil erosion is a …

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 18980 with more Cortana and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) improvements

Recent Windows 10 Insider builds from the 20H1 branch (set for release next spring) have introduced quite a few welcome new features, and today’s new flight, Build 18980, is no different. The previous release, Build 18975, came with Cortana and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) improvements, and so does this one. All Insiders who install …

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Microsoft seeks more Cortana distribution, deeper integration on Android, iOS

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is a pragmatist. Unlike his predecessor, he embraced iOS and Android for Microsoft software distribution when Windows Phones failed as a platform. And he’s been seeking to do the same thing for Cortana with Alexa and potentially the Google Assistant/Home. Let’s get interoperable. Nadella has for some time been pursuing a …

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Google Home wins smart speaker IQ test but Siri beats Alexa and Cortana

Loup Ventures has published the results of its annual “smart speaker IQ” test. Google Home was the overall winner, but the surprise is that Apple’s HomePod and Siri bested Alexa and Cortana. 800 questions asked. The firm asked 800 questions to the virtual assistants and graded them on the basis of whether the question was …

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