First came the computer. Then the network emerged, allowing multiple devices in the same location to share information. From there the internet evolved, giving humanity the ability to store, sort, and find information with nothing but a typed request.
All signs point to the digital assistants being the next revolution in computing. iPhones have Siri, Google has Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana, and Amazon has Alexa, and all of them can get you results with nothing but a voice command.
CES 2017 gave us a clear leader in the war for digital assistant supremacy: Alexa. Integrations and partnerships with Amazon were everywhere on the showroom floor, which leaves many people wondering just what Alexa is.
TechRepublic’s smart person’s guide about Amazon Alexa is a quick introduction to this digital assistant, as well as a “living” guide that will be updated periodically.