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Research: 29% US own smart speaker & smart home device

Parks Associates research finds that smart speakers are serving as a gateway to smart home adoption, as 16 per cent of US broadband households purchased a smart speaker prior to…

Arrow signs AI deal with GrayMeta

Factual producer Arrow International Media has signed a deal with GrayMeta, an intelligent metadata solutions company powered by machine learning (ML).  The collaboration will give Arrow access to artificial intelligence software,…

Report: Increased streaming boosts soundbar sales

Smart speakers are driving the home audio market forward, leading to Amazon and Google taking top spots in the brand share rankings according to data from Futuresource Consulting’s Worldwide Home…

Report: 8.2% growth in Q1 smart speaker sales

Report: 8.2% growth in Q1 smart speaker sales

Global sales of smart speakers in Q1 2020 reached 28.2 million units, an increase of 8.2 per cent on Q1 2019, according to research from Strategy Analytics. Amazon remained the…

US Patent Office: “AI can’t invent”

An Artificial Intelligence (AI) system has been refused the right to two patents in the US, after a ruling only “natural persons” could be inventors. The US Patent and Trademark…

Forecast: Voice assistants to overtake population by 2024

Forecast: Voice assistants to overtake population by 2024

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that consumers will interact with voice assistants on over 8.4 billion devices by 2024; overtaking the world’s population and growing 113 per cent compared…

Topic selects Vionlabs’ Emotional Fingerprint API

Vionlabs, a provider of AI powered content analysis, has announced that its Emotional Fingerprint API has been chosen by First Look Media to power content recommendations on its streaming service…

NBA, Microsoft partner to personalise fan experience

NBA, Microsoft partner to personalise fan experience

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Microsoft have announced a new multiyear alliance, which will transform the way fans experience the NBA. As part of this collaboration, Microsoft will become…

Qligent Foresight prevents viewer churn

Qligent has announced Foresight, its second-generation, cloud-based service that uses AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data to mitigate content distribution issues. Designed to help broadcasters, MVPDs, and OTT service providers…

Research: Sharp rise in smart device ownership

Hub Entertainment Research has released the findings from its Connected Home 2020 study that shows US consumers are getting smarter in their homes. The study showcases a rise in smart…

Vionlabs launches Emotional Fingerprint API

Vionlabs has announced the launch of Emotional Fingerprint API, a cloud-based solution that enables media companies to make better decisions based on deep AI generated video data and insights. The…

Eurofins test centre for Amazon Alexa products

Eurofins Digital Testing, a global player in end-to-end quality assurance (QA) and testing services, has announced that it will now provide certified, third-party testing services to help developers and manufacturers…

Report: Coronavirus impacts smart home market

Report: Coronavirus impacts smart home market

Amid the continued fallout of the coronavirus crisis, the global smart home market is expected to fall nearly $20 billion (€17.9bn) short of revenue expectations in 2020, according to Omdia.…

Analysts envision ‘The Perfect MWC’

The perfect Mobile World Congress would focus less on the latest devices and more on the future of the mobile industry; it would be more of a collaborative forum where…

Research: Asia surpasses US as largest smart speaker market

Research: Asia surpasses US as largest smart speaker market

Asia surpassed North America in 2019 to become the world’s largest market for smart speakers, with shipments more than doubling in the region as consumers flocked to buy the newest…

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