Watching a Word Document transform into an Alexa skill is trippy as hell

For almost forty years, the default way people interacted with computers was by clicking or selecting a pre-defined input, using either a keyboard or a mouse. But now, in 2017, things are changing. There’s been a renaissance in chatbots, which have evolved from being a ‘toy’, to being used for serious things – like applying for asylum, or appealing parking tickets. At the same time, it’s increasingly common to control computers and mobile deices through voice commands. Most phones ship with a built-in voice assistant – like Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Bixy. The same is true in the home,…

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