Alexa, We're Still Trying to Figure Out What to Do With You

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 16/01/2018 21:25

These days, you can find virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant in all sorts of things, from smart speakers and smartphones to washing machines and bathroom mirrors.

The challenge isn’t finding these digitized helpers, it is finding people who use them to do much more than they could with the old clock/radio in the bedroom.

A management consulting firm recently looked at heavy users of virtual assistants, defined as people who use one more than three times a day. The firm, called Activate, found that the majority of these users turned to virtual assistants to play music, get the weather, set a timer or ask questions.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/15/technology/virtual-assistants-alexa.html

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