Watch out Alexa, rivals are angling for your job

Comments Print Jibo Jibo is a countertop robot designed to handle tasks like scheduling and videoconferencing. How many job openings does your household currently have for robots or devices with artificial intelligence. Today, you can hire a Looj robot from Bedford-based iRobot to whack the leaves out of your gutters, or you can plunk an Amazon Echo speaker on your kitchen counter to fill you in on the Sox score or add an appointment to your online calendar. But plenty of other players, from tech giants like Google to small startups like Boston-based Jibo, are developing products they hope will prove their utility and persuade you to part with a few hundred bucks. Many of them will go on sale — or be available for pre-order — starting next month.…


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