Re: They make billions
For all the issues you can rightly raise with Agile, it can't be blamed for poor spec or QA.
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It's often the case that those brave/well financed enough to be the first into a new market are generally not those ultimately most successful long term. They take the pain to prove a market exists, then competition comes along and drives improvements for the customer, at the cost of the pioneers.
For the voice assistants, as the technology exists today, there is a need for truly massive amounts of data to train the algorithms on and for hugely powerful cloud compute for the context inference to work. This is a huge barrier to entry, leaving Amazon, Google and to a lesser extent Apple and Samsung as the only options right now.
Until an open data set is available and until the AI can run on less massive compute, or the compute becomes more available, I don't see the situation improving. Sadly.
"I will be honest. After those guys treated me the way they did, while proudly wearing their company shirt, I did everything I could to avoid their booth on the expo floor. Based on their behavior, I punished their company and any potential business they may have got from me, even though the company wasn't to blame."
Or go further, note the names and send a few emails? Also, I wouldn't let the company off so lightly. In all likelihood a number of these pathetic excuses for human beings will be known to behave badly under such circumstances, yet still get sent...