WIRED- Smart Assistants

Michael Thomas , Spring Editor

Ever since 2011, smart assistants have become mainstream with the introduction of Siri. Since then, they have taken over. From just being in phones into stand alone devices, cars, glasses, lights, and even into planks of wood! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sVNCsrfF1lA

Use: Assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, any Siri can be used for may of things. It can wake you up in the morning, order food, tell you time and weather, play music, calm down your dog, tell your dog its a good boi, play games, do math, almost every thing but walk, yet.

Why it is weird: What if we told people 15 years ago we would have a piece of wood that could do what I just mentioned; there minds would be blown. And that “Smart Assistants” are part of everyday life, and that it’s not uncommon that they are in almost every room of a house.

Would I buy: I already have. In my living room there is Echo Dot and in my personal IPad there’s Siri. Would I recommend it? Yeah. Though it’s probably not good for us due to us become more lazy, but when I can’t reach the remote, it’s as easy as saying “Alexa, turn on the TV.”