A new skill artificial intelligence app for smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo can detect the gasping sounds of agonal breathing and call for help. The AI can detect breathing events with 97% accuracy from up to 20 meters away.
When it comes to recognizing different human voices, people often have a very hard time, researchers report.
People tend to think voice-user AI interfaces such as Siri or Alexa are more competent and emotionally engaging if they exhibit social cues.
Researchers have developed a new AI algorithm that prevents smart devices such as Alexa or Siri from correctly hearing your words 80% of the time. The algorithm is a step toward providing personal agency in protecting the privacy of their voice in the presence of smart devices.
Ultrasound can propagate through solid surfaces and activate voice recognition systems, allowing the person who initiates the attack to also hear the phone's response. Out of 17 different phone models tested, 15 were vulnerable to ultrasonic wave attacks.
Studying human-machine interactions, researchers found that during the pandemic, people are not only more altruistic to other humans, their behaviors also extend to machines. This may be explained by the growing popularity of digital assistants, such as Alexa.
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In a world of digital assistants, are we forgetting our manners? Not yet, researchers say. Using Siri and Alexas is not making adults rude. However, this may not be the case for children. Fortunately, digital assistant service provides are taking steps to reward children for general politeness.