Androids do dream of Alexa on steroids, in fact

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Androids do dream of Alexa on steroids, in fact

Amazon’s voice assistant could soon have a witty sense of humour and give opinions. Should it?

Hannah Boland

It is already the world’s second-biggest company worth more than $860bn and exercising vast power over the way we live our lives.

But Amazon’s next goal? Taking control of our homes with powerful devices controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) that could make the current version of Alexa look dumb.

At Amazon’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas last week, Jeff Bezos unveiled a flurry of technologies that offered a taste of the future the Seattle-based company is dreaming up for consumers...

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