Recode’s Jason Delrey reported Friday that beta testing is underway for an Amazon Alexa voice intercom feature.
Last year, Amazon declined requests to turn over the Echo voice recordings of murder suspect James Andrew Bates. And the company is not backing down.
It’s happening. A recent article in Time Magazine states that Amazon is developing an advanced voice-recognition feature for Alexa that would be able to distinguish individual users’ voices.
VentureBeat’s Khari Johnson made a pretty strong argument in late December that Amazon and Microsoft were the winners of the 2016 chat wars. However, I think he is using the wrong lens for evaluation.