MWC 2016: Sony Xperia puts AI assistant in owner’s ear

MWC 2016: Sony Xperia puts AI assistant in owner’s ear By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 22 February 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright Sony Image caption The Xperia Ear allows the owner to control their phone and receive notifications without touching their phone Sony has announced an earpiece that puts a virtual assistant in one of its owner’s ears.It brings smartphone technology closer to the artificial intelligence experience depicted in the movie Her.However, Sony will need to overcome the public’s resistance to wearing Bluetooth headsets.The Japanese company also unveiled smartphones that it says are the first to have technology that extends the lifespan of handset batteries.It announced the new devices on the first day of the Mobile World Congress technology show in Barcelona. Image caption The movie Her…


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