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Weekly News Digest

March 13, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Science Behind Amazon's Echo

An article from ZDNet explores the technology behind Amazon’s Echo to show why it “sometimes does creepy things” when it misinterprets sounds. David Gewirtz writes, “Alexa is triggered by what's called a ‘wake word.’ It will respond to a wake word of Alexa, Echo, Amazon, or Computer, depending on which you choose in your Amazon Echo preferences. … Alexa, and the other AI voice systems, have overcome (at least mostly) a huge technical challenge. How do you filter through all the noise (literally, noise) in an environment and know when to respond?”

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