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Alexa, why won't you reply to my father?


January 14, 2019

Is technology innovation doing us more harm than good? My family offers proof that it is.

My parents recently got Amazon's supposedly "intelligent" personal assistant, Alexa.

Ask Alexa to play a song and she will (through her speaker).

Ask her to turn the lights on or off, and, if they're plugged into a "smart" device, she'll do that, too.

Ask her about the weather, news, traffic or sports and she'll search the internet for answers.

But Alexa is causing incredible turmoil at my parents' house.

"Amanda," said my father the other day, "can you turn down the music?"

"Her name is Alexa," said m...

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