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Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new – TechCrunch
Amazon confirmed it’s rolling out a new feature called “Answer Update” to Alexa device users over the next week, which will notify users when Alexa learns the answer to a question the assistant didn’t know when first asked. via Pocket
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4 days ago by evansthompson
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RT : Ready for ? By 2022 nearly 50% of households will have a Speaker.
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14 days ago by TomRaftery
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Kurz nach meiner Rückgabe bekam ich eine Anfrage für ein (live) Radiointerview. Hier ein für mich bemerkenswe…
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18 days ago by karincita
Amazon’s Echo Show now lets you use Alexa by tapping instead of talking - The Verge
Amazon is rolling out an update to its Echo Show smart display / speaker that enables “Tap to Alexa,” a new way of activating the digital assistant by using the touchscreen instead of voice commands. via Pocket
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Amazon sold over 1M smart home devices on Prime Day | Retail Dive
Amazon sold more than one million smart home devices on July 17, the second day of its 36-hour Prime Day event, making it the biggest sales day for smart home devices in the e-commerce giant's history, according to an Amazon press release.

Ring, the smart doorbell maker acquired by Amazon earlier this year, sold out of its Ring Video Doorbell Pro on July 16, the first day of the sales event, leading Ring to have its biggest sales day ever on Amazon, the press release stated.

Amazon also said Prime Day 2018 was the biggest event ever for sales of Echo devices with screens — the Echo Show and Echo Spot. Additionally, the Prime Day deal featuring the Amazon Cloud Cam was the best-selling security camera deal in Amazon history, the company stated.
amazon  stats  echo  hardware  voice  ecommerce 
24 days ago by dancall
Rachael Tatman on Twitter: "Google’s speech recognition has a gender bias https://t.co/TqNFML00sR… "
(This may be the canonical link about how voice recognition tends to perform more poorly with women’s voices.)
“Google’s speech recognition has a gender bias”
twitter  2018  rctatman  echo  alexa  voice  recognition  voicerecognition 
25 days ago by handcoding
Drew Harwell on Twitter: "New: How Amazon's Alexa and Google's smart speakers leave certain voices behind. We teamed up with researchers for a 100-person test of how the speakers respond to different accents - and found some notable biases in who gets und
“New: How Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s smart speakers leave certain voices behind. We teamed up with researchers for a 100-person test of how the speakers respond to different accents - and found some notable biases in who gets understood”
alexa  echo  siri  voicerecognition  speechrecognition  2018  twitter  washingtonpost 
25 days ago by handcoding
Making Amazon Alexa respond to Sign Language using AI - YouTube
"If voice is the future of computing what about those who cannot speak or hear? I used deep learning with TensorFlow.js to make Amazon Echo respond to sign language."
design  asl  signlanguage  tensorflow  amazon  echo  voice  interface  accessibility  abhishek  singh 
27 days ago by danhon
Will Prime Day Be A Big Power Boost For Alexa? | PYMNTS.com
And, agencies noted, Amazon is getting increasingly flexible and creative when it comes to their developer ecosystem, with big investments in tools to make their work easier.
“More developers are coming into the Alexa ecosystem, because they’ve made it easier for developers to create skills and apps,” said Dan Calladine, head of media futures for the media and marketing agency Dentsu Aegis. “What we are starting to see is more creativity in the space.”
personal  echo  voice 
4 weeks ago by dancall
Amazon Alexa vs. Google Home: Ad agencies weigh in 
In addition to testing out payments, apps like Gimlet Media’s Chompers – a two-minute podcast to get kids to brush their teeth – has a natural home on Alexa for Kids. An interactive audio story made by Earplay and Universal for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” lets players dodge dinosaurs using the Amazon Echo's buttons.

“More developers are coming into the Alexa ecosystem, because they’ve made it easier for developers to create skills and apps,” said Dan Calladine, media and marketing agency Dentsu Aegis’ head of media futures. “What we are starting to see is more creativity in the space.”
echo  google  voice  hardware  personal 
5 weeks ago by dancall
Sony promotes 'Hotel Transylvania' sequel with Alexa story skill | Mobile Marketer
Sony Pictures is promoting the July 13 release of "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" with a campaign that lets Alexa users listen to a new story, nursery rhyme or joke voiced by characters from the animated feature every day, according to a press release.
There are several ways for Alexa customers to open story time related to the movie, but the process has to begin with a parent saying, "Alexa, open Hotel Transylvania." They can also say "Alexa, ask Hotel Transylvania for a joke," "Alexa, ask Hotel Transylvania if you are a vampire" or other commands.
films  echo  voice  kids 
5 weeks ago by dancall

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