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.
People tend to think voice-user AI interfaces such as Siri or Alexa are more competent and emotionally engaging if they exhibit social cues.
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.
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.
Researchers report familiar voices are easier than those of a stranger to understand, even when the familiar voice is manipulated and the listener can not identify the voice.
When it comes to recognizing different human voices, people often have a very hard time, researchers report.
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A new study reports our current computer systems will never truly understand what we're saying because they are unable to take into account the context of a conversation.