tech:

taffy

Amazon, Microsoft collaboration lets Alexa talk to Cortana

Amazon and Microsoft are teaming up to make their respective intelligence assistants talk to each other. Consumers can expect to turn to their Echo devices and say, “Alexa, open Cortana,” or turn to their Windows 10 device and say, “Cortana, open Alexa.”

Why? Well.. why not! “The world is big and so multifaceted. There are going to be multiple successful intelligent agents, each with access to different sets of data and with different specialized skill areas,” said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.

Alexa and Cortana will begin talking to each other later this year.

[Image courtesy: Microsoft]

Also see:

Capitol raises $10M

New York-based Capitol, has raised a $10 million seed round.

Velodyne Lidar inks multi-year agreement with GreenValley

Velodyne Lidar has inked a multi-year agreement to provide its lidar sensors to GreenValley for handheld, mobile and unmanned aerial vehicle 3D mapping solutions.

‘Part of the kill chain’: how can we control weaponised robots — The Guardian

Stuart Clark takes a look at the new military paradigm of murder by software and AI.