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What to Do with Alexa

2018-01-16⊺07:10:50-06:00

Even purchasers of the Amazon Echo and its rivals have trouble finding a use for their new gizmo. Amazon equips the Echo with more than thirty thousand “skills.” Only about one Echo user in five has ever run even one of those add-on applications.

“Alexa, We're Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do with You”
Daisuke Wakabayashi and Nick Wingfield, The New York Times, January 15, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/technology/virtual-assistants-alexa.html

For some reason, the story doesn't mention the most important application of these devices: surveillance.

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created June 1, 2014 · last revised December 10, 2018