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August 6, 2018  3:54 PM

Fitbit suffers from period pains

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald
"women in IT", ai, Artificial intelligence, FItbit

A backlash against a Fitbit feature which allows women to track their period has highlighted the need for more diverse technology teams. In the summer of 2018 Fitbit added “female health tracking” to its application in a bid to help women the world over understand how their...

January 24, 2018  7:49 AM

These AI voice assistants want your office jobs

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
ai, Amazon, Apple, Artificial intelligence, Cisco, HP

Amazon, originator of the smart speaker category in the home, is taking Alexa into the office too. However, as David McClelland explores in the first of a two-part feature, Amazon isn't the only outfit attempting to add some AI smarts to our workplaces.


January 12, 2018  8:16 AM

Acer, ASUS and HP want to make Alexa easy PC

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
Artificial intelligence, Gadget

As sociable as Amazon’s smart assistant may at first appear, Alexa has never mixed well with Windows. Until now. Historically, Alexa has played nicely with smart speakers, TV sticks, robots, refrigerators and even shower-heads. Yet, despite a recently announced partnership...


June 19, 2017  8:07 AM

AI UMA says it’s good to talk in the workplace

DavidMcClelland David McClelland Profile: DavidMcClelland
ai, Amazon Alexa, Artificial intelligence, Chatbot, Cortana, Siri, UI

Inspect-a-Gadget heads to London Tech Week to meet UMA, a conversational AI chatbot for the workplace. “It’s good to talk,” assured Bob Hoskins in the famous ’90s ads. The campaign - credited with delivering £5 billion during its run - helped ease the transition from...


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