Why the Amazon Echo Is the Future of Tech

Shutterstock photo Ever since I first reviewed the Amazon (AMZN) Echo last year, I’ve stated that this is the future of technology — interacting with a device using just your voice and having it perform tasks for you. In the past year, nothing has changed my mind, and it seems as if Amazon is serious about keeping its lead in the nascent artificial intelligent assistant space. This week, Amazon announced that instead of going to the Alexa app on your smartphone or tablet, you can just speak the skill you want it to add, further strengthening the relationship between device and you. For instance, if you want to enable your Fitbit, you just say “Alexa, enable Fitbit” and it’s done. Amazon hasn’t (and probably won’t for a long time) disclosed…


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