Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes
Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid
Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Researchers Bypassed Windows Password Locks With Cortana Voice Commands
Two independent Israeli researchers found a way for an attacker to bypass the lock protection on Windows machines and install malware by using voice commands directed at Cortana.
A Thermostat, a Meditation On Humanity
I'm getting emotional about HVAC over here.
Someone Turned Halo's Cortana Into a Holographic Assistant
Device uses "Pepper's Ghost" technique to provide the illusion of three dimensions.
Siri Responds 'Inconsistently and Incompletely' to Queries About Rape
And it's not just Siri: Most digital assistants don't respond well to violence and health concerns, a new study has found.
Two Very Different Tales of Human-AI Interaction
Humans are encountering artificial intelligence more and more often on a daily basis.
Microsoft's Cortana Is Now Available for iPhone, But Siri Is More Capable
Microsoft’s digital assistant software works well enough on the iPhone, but requires a PC to truly sing.
Microsoft Address Windows 10 Privacy Concerns Two Months After Launch
The company’s thinking boils down to, these features are helpful, but also optional.
Surprise! You May Have Windows 10 on Your PC Even if You Don’t Want It
User choice? How quaint.
Microsoft’s Cortana Can Now Assist Android Users
Where's the nearest pizza place?