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Siri's problem: Not quite human enough, yet

These days, our lives are littered with the half-built scaffoldings of intelligent assistants and virtual agents. Voice-based interfaces are at a level with technologies like home automation and virtual reality: Popular enough to have seeped into our lives, but not yet refined enough that they have become fixtures for most of us.  Apple’s version of Siri turns five years old this month, but as I’ve before discussed, it doesn’t seem to have progressed as much as one might have hoped.
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