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Amazon Wants You to Help Make Alexa Smarter

Advertisement While Alexa can answer a lot of different questions, there are still gaps in her knowledge. Amazon would like Alexa to know the answer to every single question. And the company is asking for your help in making that happen using Alexa Answers. Right now, it’s possible to argue that Alexa is stupid Let’s …

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5 ways that future A.I. assistants will take voice tech to the next level

Apple Since Siri debuted on the iPhone 4s back in 2011, voice assistants have gone from unworkable gimmick to the basis for smart speaker technology found in one in six American homes. “Before Siri, when I talked about [what I do] there were blank stares,” Tom Hebner, head of innovation at Nuance Communications, which develops …

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Why Amazon and Uber are facing new scrutiny over contract workers – GeekWire

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Amazon makes Alexa Auto SDK 2.0 generally available

In the shadow of a blockbuster Apple press conference earlier this afternoon, Amazon quietly announced the general availability of the Alexa Auto SDK 2.0, the latest version of the software development kit that enables automotive OEMs to integrate Alexa into their vehicles. This release ships with a suite of tools for enabling Alexa to play …

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How SEO Will Change in 2020…and You’re Not Going to Like It

Are you ready for SEO in 2020? I know you’re probably saying, “But Eric, 2020 is months away! Why do I need to worry about that now?” I’ll tell you why. Things are going to change in a big way and if you aren’t preparing now, you’re going to miss the boat.  The biggest change …

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How To Keep Alexa Out Of Your Private Conversations

Yesterday, the news broke that Amazon has employed thousands of people to listen and transcribe your conversations via Alexa. According to Amazon, this information is used to better adapt Alexa’s search algorithm, but that doesn’t ease any privacy concerns. This isn’t the first issue that has been regarding Alexa and listening in on its users. …

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