Security and a voice-controlled internet-connected cooker

I have seen adverts for a NEFF cooker that you can control with your voice via Alexa. This is spiffy, but I can also see potential security problems.  I’m not advocating attacking Alexa or a NEFF cooker – this article is a standard-issue discussion of security problems, to help people improve security.  I hope I’m … Continue reading Security and a voice-controlled internet-connected cooker

When is a speech and language interface a poor choice?

Introduction This post is in a series about computers, speech and language: Why are speech and language interfaces useful? What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create?  Part 1: Overview What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create?  Part 2: Speech What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create?  Part 3: Language … Continue reading When is a speech and language interface a poor choice?

What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create? Part 3: Language

Introduction This article follows on from a few about computers, speech and language: Why are speech and language interfaces useful? What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create?  Part 1: Overview What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create?  Part 2: Speech What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create?  Part 3: … Continue reading What makes speech and language interfaces hard to create? Part 3: Language