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Report: Alexa will soon be laughing at you in the workplace, too

Alexa, when’s the next staff meeting? Alexa, please turn off all microphones on the conference call except mine. Alexa, why does Janet keep stealing all the pens? You guessed it: Amazon’s laughing virtual assistant is coming to office. The e-commerce giant is planning to integrate Alexa into enterprise software, Axios reported today. Companies will also … Continue reading “Report: Alexa will soon be laughing at you in the workplace, too”

Report: Alexa will soon be laughing at you in the workplace, too
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Jimmy Kimmel tries to get to the bottom of Alexa’s creepy laughing problem

If your Amazon Alexa starts randomly laughing, don’t be alarmed. As first reported by BuzzFeed, some Amazon Echo users with voice-enabled Alexa have reported that their virtual assistant just randomly starts laughing. Yep, just laughing. Alone. For no reason. Which is not creepy at all. The unsettling stories of seemingly self-aware machines have been slowly filling the Amazon … Continue reading “Jimmy Kimmel tries to get to the bottom of Alexa’s creepy laughing problem”

Jimmy Kimmel tries to get to the bottom of Alexa’s creepy laughing problem
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Job postings say Spotify is creating its “first physical products”

In another sign that Spotify wants to control its own device destiny, the company has posted a trio of new hardware-related job ads. One of those ads, uncovered by Musically, mentions that Spotify is creating “its first physical products” and setting up operations for “manufacturing, supply chain, sales & marketing.” Last April, a separate job … Continue reading “Job postings say Spotify is creating its “first physical products””

Job postings say Spotify is creating its “first physical products”
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Amazon wants Alexa to be your home’s brain, and this could be the next step

Amazon is looking to make Alexa work faster by putting custom AI chips into devices like the Echo speaker, the Information reports. Although these devices already use local processing to listen for the “Alexa” wake word, they still send the full voice command up to Amazon’s servers for interpretation. Parsing those phrases on the device could … Continue reading “Amazon wants Alexa to be your home’s brain, and this could be the next step”

Amazon wants Alexa to be your home’s brain, and this could be the next step
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