Amazon staff listen to customers’ Alexa recordings, report says

Staff review audio in effort to help AI-powered voice assistant respond to commands When Amazon customers speak to Alexa, the company’s AI-powered voice assistant, they may be heard by more people than they expect, according to a report.Amazon employee…

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Apple Arcade v Google Stadia: which is the future for video games?

Netflix-style subscriptions by two tech behemoths could open up gaming to millions who can’t afford pricey equipment. Watch out Microsoft and SonyIn the last week, two of the world’s tech giants have made a big play for the attention – and wallets – of…

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Automation threatens 1.5 million workers in Britain, says ONS

Women and part-timers most at risk, while supermarket checkout jobs fall by 25%About 1.5 million workers in Britain are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation, according to government estimates, with women and those in part-time work most affe…

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‘A monopolistic blob’: what the Disney/Fox merger means for cinema

This cartoon-like demonstration of alpha-capitalism will lead to stricter, safer and blander entertainment – and with each acquisition, the stakes get higherThe mouse just ate the fox – and created a monster. Or rather, an even bigger monster than the …

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Samsung’s $2,000 Galaxy Fold changes the smartphone game

Folding tablet hybrid shows Asia, not US or Europe, is leading the way in innovationSamsung has placed its stake in the ground with its Galaxy Fold smartphone-tablet folding phone that is spectacular in every way, even in price, and pitches itself year…

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