Picture the Scene: You just got home from work and your significant other is alone in the kitchen preparing dinner. You hear a command, “Alexa, open all recipes.” Your mind starts wandering: mac and cheese…pizza…chicken alfredo…too complicated. But before you’re done contemplating, a virtual assistant called Alexa casually spurts out a response: “Welcome back to ‘All Recipes.’ What do you want to search for?” To which your significant other responds: “Alexa, what can I make with chicken and mushrooms?” This is, of course, what they found in the refrigerator. Alexa then responds, “My recommendation is chicken with mushrooms. It’s 4.5 out of 5 stars with thousands of reviews and takes 45 minutes.” Forty-five minutes can seem like an ...

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