Microsoft and Amazon agree to enable Cortana, Alexa communication | ZDNet

Microsoft and Amazon are partnering to enable their respective personal digital assistants to work together. In a deal announced on Aug. 30, the pair committed to getting Cortana and Alexa to communicate with each other later this year.

Siri, Cortana, Alexa and Google Assistant are just the beginning: Voice is the future | ZDNet

The consumer IT giants — such as Google, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft — have all invested heavily in voice technology. Analyst Gartner estimated two years that 30 percent of our interactions with technology will be through ‘conversations’ with smart machines by 2018.

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