Amazon rolls out chatbot tools in race to dominate voice-powered tech

April 19, 2017 By Jeffrey Dastin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s chief technology officer is working toward a day when people can control almost any piece of software with their voice. The company on Wednesday rolled out the technology powering Alexa, its voice assistant that competes with Apple Inc’s Siri, to developers so they can build chat features into their own apps, CTO Werner Vogels said in an interview. The service, Amazon Lex, was in a preview phase since late 2016. The move underscores how Amazon is racing to…

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