Before my eyes were even open, I spoke to my smart assistant this morning: “Alexa,” I asked hopefully, “what time is it?” She kindly replied, “The time is seven twenty-seven a.m.” I did not need her to tell me the morning was going to be a struggle. I already knew. An hour later, dropping the kids off at school, I realized their violins were left in haste by the front door. As I made the U-turn in the school parking lot, I thought to myself, “Inconceivable! I have all this technology surrounding me! How long do I have to wait for this to get easier?” Continue reading at

Source: AdAge Digital How we are training Alexa to think for herself