Emily Tan
Nov 10, 2017

Why Amazon is investing so heavily in voice

All computer interfaces up to today have been unnatural, inhuman and discriminatory, the company's chief technology officer says.

Amazon chief technology officer Werner Vogels

If you think about it, all computer interfaces have been designed for communication with the computer, not with humans, Amazon's chief technology officer Werner Vogels said at Web Summit.

These are unnatural and inhuman interfaces, and they are discriminatory, Vogels told the conference in Lisbon Thursday.

Let's take the International Rice Research Institute in Manila as an example. They know everything about rice and they work with farmers in the region to...

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