No, I don't want to have long conversations with Alexa

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Amazon's Alexa is great for many things. I love walking through my door saying "Alexa, turn on all lights." I like asking Alexa for the weather and telling it to play music. I really appreciate how Amazon is constantly improving its capabilities with new skills.

But what I don't want is to have any kind of extended conversation with Alexa. I'm the boss and Alexa's my assistant. I'm sorry, but there's no room anything deeper in this relationship. 

This rant is inspired by a Carnegie Mellon University project in which a team of students is trying to make Alexa more chatty. Read more...

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