View: News’ Future Is In AI, Voice

BBC’s Trushar Barot says the news industry needs to make artificial intelligence an industry priority. Users are becoming increasingly comfortable with voice as a means of interacting with their technology, he argues, and now is the time to experiment with new apps and skills on voice platforms, invest in R&D there and foster industry-wide forums and collaborations on this front. 

Roku Ramps Up Voice Control Efforts

Public documents including job offers suggest that streaming device maker Roku is accelerating its voice control technology efforts and it may be developing a smart speaker like Amazon’s Echo. The company won’t confirm these ambitions, however. 

Amazon Hiring Aussies To Help Voice Recognition

Amazon Emerging As A Friend To Publishers

Amazon’s relationship with magazine publishers goes back years, with it handling their print and digital magazine sales and serving as a retail partner that helps publishers turn their editorial content into commerce. This relationship began to deepen two years ago when the e-commerce giant began selling its voice-activated home assistant, Echo, and opened it up to publishers and other developers to create content for it.

Fallon To Launch Monologue Recap On Amazon Echo

Amazon Dominates Burgeoning Digital Voice

eMarketer estimates Amazon Echo has a 70.6% share f the voice-enabled digital assistant marketplace,followed by Google Home (23.8%) and everyone else (5.6%).

Scripps Brings Local News To Amazon Alexa

News from 23 Scripps local TV markets is just a voice command away with the Flash Briefing service.


WRAL News, Weather On Amazon Echo

Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL just got a little more connected, with its latest headlines read by WRAL’s anchors and reporters through Amazon’s voice service, Alexa.