Jack Miller on why some analysts think the future belongs to Amazon and not Apple.
No, this is not a race between Apple’s iPhone and Amazon’s Echo (or other AI wannabes), but more of a race toward and forward to artificial intelligence systems that may permeate many devices and locales. Amazon wants Alexa to take orders and sell you products and will sell you a device to do just that. Apple wants you to buy an iPhone or iPad or Mac that has Siri built-in, but both Alexa and Siri are forerunners of artificial intelligence systems. This is not a race anyone can call today, and probably not any time in years, because we’re likely to have many such AI systems for years to come.