VoiceLabs Embeds Ads in Amazon Alexa Interactions

Another dispatch from the border between amazing and horrifying: voice experience vendor VoiceLabs has found a way to embed advertisements in Amazon Alexa voice-based interactions. Apparently consumers will hear a brief ad and have options to ask for more information, add the product to a cart, and give feedback to the advertiser. I know this was inevitable but sometimes the future arrives faster than you’d like.