Voice assistants are taking over

As technologists race to invent the next big thing after the smartphone, many have overlooked what is starting to seem obvious: That the human voice is a powerful, perhaps the most powerful, mechanism for controlling the world around us. And, more importantly, speaking is a behavior that doesn’t require a user manual. Now, Amazon, Google and Apple are speeding toward a not-too distant future when your voice will dictate commands to a personal assistant, powered by artificial intelligence, and ultimately supplant your PC and phone for most quotidian computing purposes. In other words, your voice — not a screen — will become the primary interface for accessing the Internet, and even controlling your home or car. “The entire Silicon Valley startup community was more enamored over virtual reality and augmented…

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