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Brand Activation & Immersion Facebook Poised To Enter The Voice Assistant Game

The social media company is working to keep pace with rivals like Amazon that are disrupting how consumers interact, entering the voice space with its own device

Merchandising & Curation 1-800-Flowers Shoppers Can Talk Or Chat To Order This Valentine's Day

A partnership debuting this holiday between the flower delivery service and various voice assistants allows customers to place their orders through the language of love using talk or text

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel United Air Passengers Can Check In Via Google Assistant

In addition to a flight check-in function created with United, Google will be adding hotel and translation services to its voice assistant

Automotive BMW's In-Car Voice Assistant Will Learn Driver Tendencies And Offer Suggestions For Optimal Drives

Bucking the trend of automakers partnering with assistants like Amazon's Alexa, BMW's own AI device will be available in 23 languages and in 10 major consumer markets, letting drivers turn on their HVAC system, adjust the lighting and change music via voice

Technology An E-Paper Sign That Makes Remote Meetings More Productive

An automated assistant for organizing meetings without wasting paper

Innovation The Care of AI to Come

Rachel Law and Alyx Baldwin, co-founders of conversation-commerce chatbot Kip, on the future of AI assistants

Home The Robot Assistant of Your Dreams Becomes Reality

Telepresence robot allows user to interact, rather than just passively participate, thanks to extendable limbs

Technology Siri’s Developers Are Building A Predictive Desktop Assistant

Bright is software that could eventually know what information users need before they request it.

Advertising Models Pose With Roy Lichtenstein-Like Images Of Themselves [Pics]

Vogue in Japan blurs the line between 2 and 3D in fashion spread.

Technology Is 2012 The Year Of The Virtual Assistant? [Headlines]

Looking beyond Siri, will the next generation of 'assistants' look more like companions, able to help us with more than just task delegation?

Advertising Grocery Store Installs Life-Sized Holograms To Greet Shoppers

Asda supermarket chain successfully trials virtual assistants that help customers in-store.

Technology iPhone 5 To Feature Voice-Controlled 'Assistant'?

The latest iPhone rumor is prompted by leaked screenshot that indicate new voice navigation possibilities, powered by tech found in the recently-acquired app Siri.

Design Monocolumn: It’s The Wheel Thing

The passion for bicycles in Tokyo is hitting new heights thanks to bicycle rental initiatives combined with a creative project set to transform the capital into the template of a modern cycling metropolis.

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