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.