Why Alexa and Siri would make terrible companions

If Alexa understood your needs and anticipated your decisions, would you love it or would it annoy the crap out of you? Sophia Yeres of Huge, a Brooklyn-based digital marketing agency, presented a talk at SXSW called “The Risks of the Quantified Mind.” She spoke about the future of voice-driven interfaces, and the potential of voice-first devices, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa, to evolve into emotionally-connected, self-prioritizing personal assistants. Since the word “Risks” is right in the title of the talk, it’s understandable it covered potentially negative outcomes of intelligent, voice-driven digital assistants that try to predict what…

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