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Echo Effect

The research firm eMarketer estimates that 60.5 million people in the U.S.—a little less than a fifth of the population—will use a digital assistant at least once a month this year, and about 36 million will do so on a speaker-based device like Amazon Echo or Google Home. These things are most popular among people age 25 to 34, which includes a ton of parents of young children and parents-to-be.  What will the effect of growing up with a digital assistant be?  Anthony and Jeff consider the good and bad of helpful AI housemates.

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