How Google wants to build a world where every device is listening – TechRepublic

Google wants to hear you say ‘yes’…and ‘no’, and maybe also ‘on’ and ‘off’ too.

The firm is gathering speech samples from people across the globe, as part of a push to get simple voice recognition everywhere, paving the way for voice commands to be added to appliances and gadgets throughout our homes.

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OK, House. Get Smart: Make the Most of Your AI Home Minions

IF YOU’RE NOT already having conversations with a cylindrical speaker sitting on the kitchen counter, you will be soon. AI-­powered devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home are poised to invade tens of millions more households this year. Here’s a guide to getting the most out of these futuristic household minions.

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8 Amazon Alexa skills for the smart home of the future | What Hi-Fi?

If you’ve watched the Iron Man movies, you’re probably acquainted with Jarvis, the intelligent system that organises the missions of billionaire Tony Stark. But the technology is no longer only on the big-screen. Voice assistants are a reality, offering an ever-increasing number of functions, from reading the latest news headlines to playing music and answering questions.

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