Alexa, Should We Trust You?

The voice revolution has only just begun. Today, Alexa is a humble servant. Very soon, she could be much more — a teacher, a therapist, a confidant, an informant.

Illustration: Roberto Parada

By Judith Shulevitz

For a few days this summer, Alexa, the voice assistant who speaks to me through my Amazon Echo Dot…

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