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Alexa wins the Apple App Store as voice control takes over – MacDailyNews



Jonny Evans for Computerworld:

We spend more time talking to our computers. This is a changeable interaction with machines. Amazon's meteoric climb up the Apple App Store charts should be all the evidence you need for your voice to be here.

While most of the technical press involved themselves in writing endless Amazon Prime day lists, Brian Roemmele saw what was happening in tech.

He realized that many of the systems sold on Amazon in recent days were voice systems that work with Amazon's Alexa app … Not only does this mean that thousands of consumers bought Alexa-enabled products over the last few days but it also shows that spoken interaction with smart machines is normalized.

We do everything. We all use Siri, Alexa, Cortana and everyone else.

MacDailyNews Take: This is a marathon, not a sprint. Privacy focused Siri is well positioned on 1

billion Apple devices worldwide. In addition, Apple has made some important Siri-related hirings (John Giannandrea and Ian Goodfellow, to name just two) recently, suggesting that significant improvement is available to Apple's revolutionary voice assistant.


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