A handy snapshot of progress to date in voice operating systems.

This article provides a nicely timed sense-check of what the Echos and Siris of this world can and cannot do. Companies like Amazon, Microsoft and Apple have made so much progress but it is all relative. Talking to any of these devices is often still disappointing. Nonetheless, all the signs remain good. Access to data is cheaper and there is much more of it around. This is essential for training the natural language processing algorithms. Computing speeds have risen and continue to do so. Finally, the algorithms themselves are smarter.

Link to article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/alexa-tell-me-whos-smartest-atspeech-wst2h2sqn

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