The Article, “What’s Next for Al Home Assistants,” is written by Jamie Condliffe. She writes about how popular assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant have become. Perhaps there is still room for improvement though. Condliffe assess the limitations that Andrew Ng mentions in the MIT Technology Review. These limitations include – “while apps for Alexa in particular may be proliferating, it seems that people aren't using them. That’s because keeping users aware of software is tricky: push notifications on audio-only devices are obtrusive, and without any other cue it’s easy to forget that an ‘app for that’ exists.” Another limitation that was mentioned by Andrew is that, “while a 2016 study by Stanford researchers and his own team showed that speech input is three times quicker than typing on mobile devices, ‘the fastest way for a machine to get information to you is via a screen’”. Although these are good points to make and technology companies should always be looking for new and cutting edge ideas, these home assistants should be given a little more credit. It seems to the audience or clients/ customers that Amazon’s Alexa is revolutionary. What is important to recognize is the amount of upcoming and already observed competition in this new market. Companies like Amazon, Google, Baidu, Sony ect., have managed to be very successful in their past innovations, so they are expected to use their abilities and strong teams to maintain their reputation. What should be recognized is Baidu’s development of the Little Fish. The Little Fish is an assistant device with a screen. And it gets better, the device also has a built-in camera that monitors where an individual is to make sure that the screen pints to the correct location. Baidu has already changed the game of the home assistants, which will be a driving force for these other technology companies to come up with the next big thing in home assistance. Although some may be concerned with the idea that landline phones are pretty much dead, what people must remember is that this was bound to happen the second the creation of mobile phones were even thought about. Technology is constantly changing and trying to make people’s everyday lives much easier. The new rise of assistant devices will allow those who still like to make “landline calls” to get a similar experience with a future development of phone calls via their home assistants. So there is no need to panic about calls being made from home because the infamous and revolutionary technology companies will help make this process much easier and improve the lives of everyone who can get their hands on assistant devices.