Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Amazon Echo Review: Talking Helper Alexa Is No Match for Siri - WSJ

Check the full review for details including a "virtual assistant jeopardy" round-up with Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Now

"The Amazon Echo has a few good ideas about how voice control might be useful in our homes. But I can’t recommend the Echo to more than the curious. (Amazon makes customers join a waitlist to buy an Echo, and doesn’t let owners post reviews.)

Echo’s website says the device “continually learns and adds more functionality over time.”

Using Alexa mostly left me wondering: In 2015, what’s holding back all virtual assistants from being more useful? And does Amazon actually have a shot at making one any better?"
Amazon Echo Review: Talking Helper Alexa Is No Match for Siri - WSJ
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