CIBC unveils voice commands in mobile app to simplify navigation

A major bank in Canada is following the latest trend of voice-first applications. CIBC has announced that voice commands are now supported in its mobile banking application, allowing customers to complete a variety

Published on: April 7th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

‘Alexa, did you hear a murder?’ Privacy, patience, precision main hurdles for voice technology

Although a U.S. murder case has raised questions about the lack of privacy involving voice activated devices, one Toronto expert says a lack of consumer patience has far more potential to kill the

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Christine Wong

Alexa heralds the consumerization of artificial intelligence

Is that an AI in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? The consumerization of IT describes the reversal of traditional enterprise technology adoption. What was once a centralized top-down

Published on: January 17th, 2017 Jesse Hirsh

Musio is a robot friend for either a developer or a five-year-old

When you think of the future, you imagine having some sort of robot friend in your life. Thanks to science fiction visions of a techno-centric future put forward to us in popular culture -

Published on: June 1st, 2015 Brian Jackson

Tangerine to offer voice biometrics, assistant in updated mobile app

Tangerine CIO Charaka Kithulegoda remembers his bank's first foray into biometric authentication for online users way back in 1999 - a special type of mouse that would scan your fingerprint in order to

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

McAfee asks for your face and your voice in exchange for access

For users looking for more than just a password to protect sensitive documents, McAfee Inc. has just rolled out a new facial recognition service to keep their data from prying eyes. Launched July

Published on: July 25th, 2013 Candice So

Bonanza of BlackBerry 10 photos leaked to blog

Research In Motion (RIM) is planning a worldwide launch event of its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system Jan. 30, but there may not be much left to reveal after a blog has

Published on: January 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

RIM-subsidiary brings in-car speech recognition (and a Bentley) to CES

Ottawa's QNX Software Systems, a subsidiary of Research in Motion, is unleashing a series of automotive technology-related offerings at the Consumer Electronics Showcase this week in Las Vegas.Among the QNX announcements at CES

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Apple Siri vs. Google Android voice recognition

In a head to head test, PC World asked Apple's Siri and Google's new voice recognition services in Android Jelly Bean 17 questions. The results were interesting, as each proved to have its

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Martyn Williams

Will robots soon deliver pizza?

Futurists and science fiction writers have predicted for decades that one day smart robots would roll around town doing errands for us.Today, that future seems still far off. But it's just around the

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Mike Elgan

Express IT: Ironman’s suit a peek into future of smart UI

Judging by its $1 billion box-office performance, just about everyone has seen The Avengers movie by now.The first blockbuster summer movie might show off a lot of superpowers and fantastical characters, but it

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Honda debuts i-MID, joins in-car technology field

Honda's jumping on board the in-car technology trend with its latest car models and the intelligment multi-information display system, or i-MID for short.The i-MID system allows drivers to interact with their car using

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ford 2013 models offer voice recognition and software keys

Ford Motor Co. got an early lead on its in-car IT system with its first implementation in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, Ford was been working with Microsoft to improve Sync, its

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

History of voice recognition: from Audrey to Siri

Looking back on the development of speech recognition technology is like watching a child grow up, progressing from the baby-talk level of recognizing single syllables, to building a vocabulary of thousands of words,

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Melanie Pinola