I heard Alexa speak like a trusted friend and I don’t know how to feel

It’s a future we’ve imagined for a long time, but when you’re faced with an Alexa that doesn’t need a password to activate it and can hold a conversation as well as your colleague, friend or a simple acquaintance, it’s shocking.

True voice assistance for conversations is about to become a reality. Not today, but in the very near future thanks, of course, to generative AI and large language models (LLM). Amazon showed us on Wednesday (September 20) a new experimental Alexa that goes miles beyond its first stilted response days and easily surpasses the Alexa of 2023.