Announcing Alexa for Business at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas last week, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels described a future where technology and digital access is defined by human centricity, and said it starts with voice, the most natural way of interacting.
EXECUTIVES AT ASCENDANT tech titans like Amazon and Google tend to look down on their predecessor IBM.
AMAZON ECHO AND Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come along in years.
“Alexa, start my conference call.” “Alexa, turn off the lights in the office at 7 p.m.” “Alexa, schedule this room for 1 p.m.”
As if letting digital giants like Google and Facebook into almost every aspect of your life wasn’t enough, now Amazon is offering to physically come into your house.
Three years after the debut of the original, Amazon decided the time was right to refresh its flagship smart speaker, the voice-activated Amazon Echo.
Alexa users can train Amazon’s voice assistant to learn how to recognize different voices and personalize its services for multiple users.
First came the computer. Then the network emerged, allowing multiple devices in the same location to share information. From there the internet evolved, giving humanity the ability to store, sort, and find information with nothing but a typed request.
APPLE HAS A reputation for entering markets late—think portable music players or smartphones—and then blowing away competitors with a superior product.
The world’s biggest tech companies have devoted huge resources to voice assistants such as Siri or Alexa. Yet despite a user base numbering in the millions, these apps have serious flaws as researchers at Zhejiang University, China, recently showed.
Microsoft and Amazon are partnering to enable their respective personal digital assistants to work together. In a deal announced on Aug. 30, the pair committed to getting Cortana and Alexa to communicate with each other later this year.