‘Virtual assistant Alexa gives hazardous advice’
A recent incident reveals that Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa can encourage users to perform dangerous actions. According to The Verge, Alexa encouraged a child to hold a coin against the exposed contacts of a powered phone charger after being asked to cite a 'fun challenge'.
After the child i... Read more
Logitech integrates Zoom and Alexa for voice-controlled meeting rooms
Logitech has announced that they are going to launch a voice-powered way for businesses to control meeting rooms. The technology is going to be in partnership with Zoom Video Communications and Amazon’s Alexa for Business.
Logitech says that the recent Covid-19 pandemic has led many businesse... Read more
AWS enables custom development of Alexa voices
AWS has brought the Brand Voice feature to its Amazon Polly service, enabling companies to develop custom voices for Alexa Voice Assistant.
The AWS Polly department is engaged in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research. Among other things, neural text-to-speech (NTTS) technology is being developed... Read more
Amazon investigates: why do people buy ‘irrelevant’ products?
In a new study by Amazon.com, the online shop delves deeper into a question that logically occupies many shops: why do many users buy products that are not marked as relevant by their own service?
A tip of the veil will already be lifted in January, while the full research will only be discussed... Read more
AWS brings Alexa Voice Services to new IoT devices
Amazon's speech assistant Alexa is already used in several smart speakers and other devices, making it possible to control devices at home or in the office with speech. The speech assistant now comes to new devices thanks to Alexa Voice Services for IoT.
With the new service, Amazon Web Services... Read more
Amazon makes Alexa more talkative with new approach to deep learning
Amazon has developed a new approach to deep learning, which has already produced new opportunities for speech and image recognition. The approach should help developers to more easily develop more natural speech experiences.
In addition, the approach, Alexa Conversations, should require a third less... Read more
“Amazon Alexa team can see where users live.
A team at Amazon that listens to recorded voice commands from Amazon Alexa users could in some cases find out where a user lives. That's what five employees who are familiar with the program say in front of Bloomberg.
The team's main goal is to convert the verbal requests to Alexa into text, and ana... Read more
Alexa will help companies with unique new skills
Amazon introduces the Alexa for Business Blueprints. This allows anyone within an organization to easily create new skills for Alexa. These will then remain privately linked to the company in question.
Amazon wants to see Alexa grow into a valued colleague within companies. To this end, it previousl... Read more
Amazon’s Alexa now provides voice controlled network management for Aerohive HiveManager
Network administrators using Aerohive Networks' HiveManger management solution can now do so using voice commands. The wireless network specialist now has this management application controlled by Amazon's digital voice assistant Alexa.
The now released Aerohive HiveManager Shortcuts solution allows... Read more
Amazon adds new productivity tools to Alexa
Amazon comes up with new tools for Alexa to boost productivity. This allows developers to add more business applications for the virtual assistant. This allows them to manage reminders for customers in a new way.
Last January, Amazon released a business variant of its virtual assistant: Alexa for Bu... Read more