Hey Alexa: Amazon’s virtual assistant becomes a personal assistant to software developers (EurekAlert)

EurekAlert: Hey Alexa: Amazon’s virtual assistant becomes a personal assistant to software developers . “Researchers said it was more than just a matter of teaching Alexa some key phrases and mapping different commands to the work, they also had to figure out common multi-step tasks engineers were performing and build a system that could automate those tasks. They then asked 21 engineers from local Vancouver software companies to test out their system and evaluate it. While the engineers found the tool useful and provided lots of positive feedback, there was one challenge.”