Asking Alexa: What’s for dinner?

January 9, 2017

As Amazon’s voice-activated Echo products and rival brand Google Home work their way into more households, restaurants are hoping to get a piece of the artificially intelligent action. 

The cloud-based voice services are the hottest tech toy of 2017, allowing users to play music, find recipes or set a timer with a simple verbal command, along with many other things.

Both products, for example, will list restaurants near any particular location, if asked. But Amazon is taking its relationship with restaurants even further, allowing users of the Echo and its related products to “ask Alexa,” as its female voice is