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Adobe brings AI to Photoshop and Premiere

Published on 10/05/2019 @ 1 AM EST

For Photoshop Elements 2020 and Premiere Elements 2020, Adobe Sensei, the brand’s AI feature, will help users with creating new backgrounds, isolating parts of an image, colorizing photos, and more.

Siri integration in beta for Spotify

Published on 09/27/2019 @ 9 AM EST

Thanks to the new SiriKit API in iOS 13, Spotify users will be able to ask Siri directly to play music from the app, rather than open the app manually. The feature doesn’t work (yet) with HomePod.

Amazon appeals for virtual assistant bundle

Published on 09/25/2019 @ 9 AM EST

A recent initiative from the brand, called Voice Interoperability Initiative, aims to offer access to Alexa, Cortana, and other smart assistants on a single device. Most notably, Google Assistant, Siri, and Bixby are not on the list of included smart assistants.

Google Assistant voids default recording saving

Published on 09/23/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The smart assistant will no longer automatically save voice recordings as a default setting, though users can opt-in. The recordings would be reviewed by humans from the Voice & Audio Activity (VAA) program as a way to improve voice recognition and accuracy.

Google makes Assistant available without internet

Published on 09/19/2019 @ 8 AM EST

Starting in India, the initiative would give access to mobile phones without access to the internet. It’s available via a 24/7 phone line, a call which would be free to users. This would help offer connection to the remaining 1.3 billion unconnected people in India.

Alexa adds Hindi to spoken languages

Published on 09/18/2019 @ 10 AM EST

The smart assistant can now interact with users in Hindi, India’s most popular language. This extends the user base by over half a billion. Along with Hindi, the devices will also be able to speak “Hinglish.”