Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are well-known implementations of so called “Intelligent Personal Assisstants” (IPA), providing users voice-interaction with a more or less “intelligent” system capable of delivering information about the weather, common facts or traffic jams.

But both Siri as well as Cortana are proprietary “black box” systems, so many of you folks (including me) may think: Meh.

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