Apple axes 300 ‘Siri eavesdropping’ contractors in Ireland
Workers in Cork see contracts terminated after the company pledges changes to the 'grading' project
NatWest trials voice banking in the UK
Customers will be able to use a Google Home to access their accounts
Is the UK headed towards a voice tech skills shortage?
Report predicts voice tech will be integral to future businesses, but firms will struggle to meet rising skills demand
Microsoft buys conversational AI startup Semantic Machines
Machine learning firm to make Cortana and Azure Bot Services better at chatting
Microsoft wants to make Azure your AI destination
Developers get more tools to build AI in the cloud and at the edge, plus Microsoft 365 customisation
The rise of voice search in 2017
Voice search has been revealed as one of Gartner’s top tech trends of 2017, but what is it and why will it become so big?