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Now Anyone Can Create Their Own Personalised Alexa Skill in Just Minutes

By : CIOL Bureau

Amazon introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints in India, a new way to create your own personalised skills and responses for Alexa. Using a set of easy-to-use templates anyone can create customised experiences for Alexa within minutes just by filling in the

Alexa users can now voice search air travel options on Cleartrip

BANGALORE, INDIA: Online travel booking platform Cleartrip has launched its own Alexa skill for the Amazon Echo platform. The integration enables Amazon Echo users to quickly search for flights using simple voice instructions. It also makes travel discovery a more

iRobots vacuum cleaners are Alexa-enabled now

By : CIOL Writers

Puresight Systems, the exclusive distributor of iRobot‘s products in India announced the integration of Amazon Alexa and IFTTT(If This Then That) with iRobot’s Wi-Fi enabled vacuum cleaning devices. The latest skills will be available in iRobot’s products including Roomba 695, Roomba 895,

IBM unveils enterprise-focused AI Assistant to take on Alexa

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IBM introduced its new enterprise-focused personal assistant, dubbed “Watson,” at the company’s Think Conference on Tuesday. The AI assistant can be integrated into a variety of platforms, like cars, hotel rooms and home appliances, among other things. Unlike Siri and

Voice interfaces start crawling into the enterprises

Soma Tah Until last year, voice technology has not seen a widespread adoption because of its failings in one important aspect, i.e. speech recognition. But thanks to the advancement in Natural Language Processing(NLP) and speech recognition systems in the past couple of

Amazon to fix the Alexa ‘creepy laugh’ issue

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From the past few days, users of Amazon Alexa have been hearing strange laughing noises from the device at random periods.  Some users have said that the laughter happened in response to unrelated commands, while others reported that it occurred unprompted.

Alexa becomes unresponsive after server outage

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Amazon Alexa briefly lost its voice with the voice-controlled digital assistant going down across the US.  According to Downdetector.com, a website that monitors technology outages and service interruptions, issues with Alexa began after 9:30 a.m. EST. A regional outage impacting Amazon’s servers led

Toyota to integrate Alexa in its cars starting this year

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Toyota has announced that it will introduce Amazon Alexa, its cloud-based intelligent voice assistant in select Toyota cars, starting this year. The company said that it will be deploying Alexa beginning with Entune 3.0 App Suite and Lexus Enform 2.0 vehicle

Amazon to bring Alexa to smart watches, headphones and more

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Amazon is planning to bring Alexa to more devices other than FireTV and smart speakers. The company announced a new set of developer tools including one called the “Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit,” that would allow Alexa to work with Bluetooth

Alexa will now wake you up with music instead of boring alarms

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Amazon has announced that its Alexa enabled devices will now wake you up with music instead of the boring alarms. So now you can ask Alexa to set an alarm for you either with a specific song, or playlists, artists

All India Radio coming soon to your nearest Amazon Echo

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All India Radio(AIR) is teaming up with Amazon to offer its services on Amazon Echo smart speakers in the next three to six months. AIR Director General Fayyaz Sheheryar announced the strategic partnership on the eve of Public Service Broadcasting

Amazon Alexa to now converse in Hinglish for Indian users

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To capture the Indian-ness of the audience in India, Amazon‘s smart digital assistant Alexa may speak in Hinglish. According to a report from Bloomberg, Amazon Echo speakers are on its way to assist Indian users and not just the urban

Amazon Alexa & Echo devices are now available in India

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A week after launching its latest range of Alexa powered Echo smart speakers, Amazon is expanding them to Asia for the first time, starting with India. The e-commerce giant announced yesterday that Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot along with Alexa

BMW cars will support Alexa voice control starting 2018

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Automobile giant BMW has announced to bring Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in all its cars starting 2018. The two companies revealed that the voice integration will begin in the middle of next year giving users access to Alexa skills and voice-based

Amazon unveils 6 new gadgets including a $99 Echo smart speaker

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Amazon Echo was the star of the moment when the tech major unveiled half a dozen new devices at Amazon headquarters in Seattle yesterday. From a second-generation $99 Echo and a new Echo Plus for $149 to a $129 Echo Spot,

Amazon adds Alexa voice support to its Music app

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Amazon has finally added Alexa voice support to its Amazon Music app. The updated feature is available so far only in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria.  The new feature allows users to use their voice to change the music and

Amazon said to be working on Alexa-powered smart glasses

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Amazon is working on a pair of smart glasses with an in-built Alexa voice assistant, according to a report in the Financial Times. The smartphone-tethered device would look like a regular pair of glasses and won’t have a screen or camera.

Alexa finally coming to Amazon’s Android app, starting this week

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After introducing Alexa to iPhone users by making the feature available within the retailer’s main shopping app this March, Amazon is now rolling out the voice assistant to its Android app, starting next week. Echo device owners began seeing notifications from Amazon

Amazon’s Alexa skill count reaches 15,000

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Within a span of five months, Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has jumped over from 10,000 skills to reach over a count of 15,000. “Skills” for the digital assistant are essentially small pieces of software that add functionality to devices like

Ikea’s smart light bulbs will now take commands from Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant

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Remote-control or app-control lightning will soon be a thing of past as Ikea’s new smart light bulbs will now take voice commands from the likes of Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. Powered by Digital Assistants Announcing the new line of