By Sreeraman ThiagarajanWhat do you think of when you picture humans talking to their devices and using voice to command machines? If you are like most of us, you are probably imagining a futuristic Star Trek like scenario where man-machine interactions occur as if by magic. But the reality is quite different, because voice-enabled assistants are already a part of our everyday lives, and while there is a fair bit of technical wizardry needed, none of it involves undertaking voyages to distant planets. Back on earth, at my home, the voice-enabled Google Assistant has quickly become a familiar presence, and my dad, wife and son turn to it for help, multiple times a day. Appa, who can’t see too well without his reading glasses, calls out to the Google Assistant on his phone every time he needs to access some information without having to type. My son can’t seem to get over his curiosity and keeps asking the Assistant about astronomy and math, and I usually call out to ask for … [Read more...] about Indian consumers are using voice technology to get things done. Brands are you listening?
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New Delhi: Japanese based tech giant Panasonic Corporation showcased its latest interest and development on the mobility front at CES 2017.Panasonic introduced a its initiatives from its CityNOW project launched in Denver,Colorado last year which continues to focus on smart mobility solutions and latest prototype in-car infotainment systems.The company also displayed its new innovations that reduce the environmental impact of transportation.Japan based tech manufacturer also unveiled V2X communication systems aim to establish an efficient traffic management system and prevent accidents by connecting vehicles to everything (X) including other vehicles and infrastructure including traffic signals and road signs. Using videos and dioramas, Panasonic illustrates its V2X technologies to prevent accidents and reduce traffic congestion.On the green mobility vertical Panasonic collaborates on lithium-ion batteries with partners promoting the use of sustainable energy. The company has already … [Read more...] about Panasonic showcases its latest in-car technology & mobility solutions
Waze directions can now be sent to a phone from a computerGoogle-owned navigation platform – Waze, has introduced a new feature that will allow people to send directions to their phones from their computers. Once a drive is planned using the web platform, users can just tap “Save to app,” to seamlessly transition to the mobile app and continue their navigation. In another update, Google explained how it predicts traffic and plans routes on Maps. … [Read more...] about Weekly Bytes | Apple’s eye-tracking technology, Microsoft ending Flash Player support and more
“For the last two years, I’ve been putting my wife, daughter and family in my vlogs because they are part of my life,” says Gaurav. “The thing about YouTube is that control of shooting and editing is in your hands. So I know what I am doing.” … [Read more...] about Influencer of the week: Meet Gaurav Taneja, the YouTuber and pilot who almost brought an airline down
"So traditionally corporate social responsibility whereby people are given donations, money donations, they use it today and tomorrow they will still need more," said Dube. "In this case, we see that the students basically are being trained and their skillset basically is being improved so that they can be able to use it in the future for their own betterment." … [Read more...] about Chinese telecoms giant Huawei sows seeds for future in Zimbabwe by nurturing local ICT talents