After reading this
article, I somehow feel this whole conversational/bot movement is very much underestimating the intimacy of a human dialogue. Because even though you are speaking to something that talks back, and can be in-humanly smart with the input you give, it still is more a monologue than a dialogue. And that in a world which already becomes so so self-centered, makes me feel weirdly confused about these voice innovations out there in some digital cloud.
“Today, Alexa is a humble servant. Very soon, she could be much more—a teacher, a therapist, a confidant, an informant.”