Meet your newest employee, Amelia. She’s intelligent, well groomed, and responsive to your moods. If she seems a little robotic, well, that’s because she’s actually an artificially intelligent entity living inside a software platform.

From Alexa to Viv, the world is now full of voice-enabled cloud-connected assistants. But Amelia is more than merely a series of speech-savvy algorithms — she’s Siri with a doctorate in psychology.

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