personal assistants

Russia’s Yandex unveils Plus, a Prime-style service for $2.75/month, ‘Station’ smart speaker and Alice skills

Russian search giant Yandex is sometimes described as the “Google of Russia”, but maybe it should be described as the Amazon of Russia, too. The company today took the wraps off Yandex.Plu

The Google Assistant wants to play games with you

It’s not just the kids on South Park that are fascinated with the endless possibilities of playing with personal assistants like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Virtually every kid over three h

Siri usage and engagement dropped since last year, as Alexa and Cortana grew

Siri remains the most popular virtual assistant with 41.4 million monthly active users in the U.S., according to a new report from measurement firm Verto Analytics out this morning, but it has seen a

Google Assistant, its AI-based personal helper, rolls out to Nougat and Marshmallow handsets

Google continues its march to expand its place in the mobile ecosystem, anchored by the fact that its Android OS is by far the most ubiquitous smartphone platform in the world. Today, the company

Bot influencers are the programmatic future of conversational advertising

In the near future, ads will just be part of the conversation. Bots, and the AI technologies that drive them, are taking huge leaps forward in sophistication and reach. While bots had previously been

How Mobile Personal Assistant Donna Simplifies Your Life By Combining Design And Data

I've already told you about Donna, the new mobile personal assistant from Incredible Labs. But if you haven't actually had a chance to play with the app yourself, it's difficult to explain how it's di