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Every vacation feature and Alexa command for your Amazon Echo device

Every vacation feature and Alexa command for your Amazon Echo device

This story is part Tips for the houseCNET’s collection of handy tips for getting the most out of your home, inside and out. Sit back and relax this holiday season by leaving your Amazon Echo smart speaker Where display attend seasonal festivities. Alexa can make your days happy and bright by playing your favorite holiday …

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Virginia Tech HokieBot Participates in Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 5 to Develop Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technology That Improves User Conversation

Virginia Tech HokieBot Participates in Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 5 to Develop Advanced Artificial Intelligence Technology That Improves User Conversation

A team of four graduate students from the Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics are one of nine international university teams selected to participate in the Alexa Prize SocialBot Grand Challenge 5 sponsored by Amazon.com Services LLC. Each team received a $250,000 prize to develop a skill that can help Alexa converse with …

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Amazon Alexa wants to put your child to bed with generative AI

Amazon Alexa wants to put your child to bed with generative AI

Amazon Alexa’s Create with Alexa feature uses conversational and generative AI to create unique stories after users select a theme, character, descriptive word, and color. Leo Zou/Amazon While researchers applaud Amazon’s safeguards to ensure the technology is safe for children, some experts worry that generative AI could trick children into believing these algorithms are smarter …

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"Alexa, help me shop for the holidays": 5 ways to use your Echo device to buy gifts

“Alexa, help me shop for the holidays”: 5 ways to use your Echo device to buy gifts

This story is part Tips for the houseCNET’s collection of handy tips for getting the most out of your home, inside and out. The holiday season is upon us and Christmas will be here before you know it. If you’re feeling down on your holiday shopping, don’t panic – Alexa can help. Make the gift …

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Alexa Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Amazon Echo Device Experience

Alexa Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Amazon Echo Device Experience

This story is part Tips for the houseCNET’s collection of handy tips for getting the most out of your home, inside and out. That much, Alexa can feel like a member of the family. Amazon’s trusty voice assistant is always there when you need it, from streaming musicat set reminders and say funny jokes — …

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What's wrong with Alexa: Former insider on the challenges facing Amazon's AI voice assistant

What’s wrong with Alexa: Former insider on the challenges facing Amazon’s AI voice assistant

Dave Limp, head of Amazon’s Devices & Services division, in 2019. (GeekWire Photo/Kevin Lisota) Amazon quickly created the initial technical scaffolding for Alexa, quickly taking the lead in the smart speaker and home voice assistant market. But nearly a decade later, Alexa is still under construction. Tigger (Charlie) Kindel led Alexa product management before building …

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Amazon thought Alexa would be the next iPhone.  Turns out it's a "glorified clock radio."

Amazon thought Alexa would be the next iPhone. Turns out it’s a “glorified clock radio.”

Alexa is expected to lose $10 billion this year alone.Shutterstock Amazon’s Alexa was Jeff Bezos’ favorite project; now it’s a target for business cost reduction. Insider reported that the Amazon division that built Alexa is set to lose $10 billion this year. Voice assistants were supposed to be revolutionary, but nobody figured out how to …

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