Here's how Alexa is about to get much smarter, and more helpful

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Here's how Alexa is about to get much smarter, and more helpful In the coming months, Amazon will be upgrading Alexa’s intelligence to make the voice-controlled assistant smarter and easier to use. During a talk given at the World Wide Web Conference in Lyon, France this week, Ruhi Sarikaya, head of the Amazon Brain group, said how these improvements will … Read More

Deutsche Familienversicherung: The German insurtech

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Deutsche Familienversicherung: The German insurtech DGAP-Media / 27.04.2018 / 10:47 Frankfurt am Main, 27.04.2018 This week, Deutsche Familienversicherungen became the first fully digitalized insurer and the only functioning German Insurtech to be presented to the public.Eleven years after it was established, Deutsche Familienversicherung has matured from an analogue insurance start-up, to a profitable, totally digital, insurance industry market leader, with … Read More

Amazon details upcoming Alexa features: discovering skills via natural language, storing/retrieving …

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Amazon details upcoming Alexa features: discovering skills via natural language, storing/retrieving … About This PageThis is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 5:30 PM ET, April 26, 2018. The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated. From MediagazerSarah Ellison … Read More

Amazon's New Echo Dot Kids Edition Could be Your Child's Best Friend

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Amazon's New Echo Dot Kids Edition Could be Your Child's Best Friend Sarikaya said Amazon Alexa will also soon be able to dip into so-called “skills”, which typically need to be installed by users, to provide information. “We can’t wait for parents and kids to try this out”. Westpac is one of the first to extend their Alexa Skill to … Read More

Amazon hiking US Prime fee to $119

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Amazon hiking US Prime fee to $119 Dive Brief: Amazon is raising the price of its flagship Prime membership in the U.S. by $20, increasing the annual fee from $99 to $119, CFO Brian Olsavsky said on a conference call Thursday. The e-commerce giant also offers lower-priced memberships, for students and people on federal assistance programs, for example, but even at … Read More

Alexa's bigger 'brain' is getting new skills, natural conversation, and memory

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Alexa's bigger 'brain' is getting new skills, natural conversation, and memory The digital assistant Alexa is about to get smarter and potentially easier to use, according to a new presentation at the International World Wide Web Conference in Lyon, France. The platform will soon be able to remember information you have instructed it to keep handy, enjoy more natural conversations … Read More

NASCIO Midyear: CIOs Talk AI, Communication

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NASCIO Midyear: CIOs Talk AI, Communication BALTIMORE — After nearly two days of networking and sharing ideas, attendees at the NASCIO Midyear conference separated into groups to attend “learning lounges,” where public- and private-sector leaders alike shared insights on topics including artificial intelligence (AI) at the state level, as well as the critical skill of communication for a CIO. Adapting AI … Read More

Amazon Working To Reduce Friction With Alexa

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Amazon Working To Reduce Friction With Alexa Amazon is working to reduce the friction with Alexa for end users and developers alike, and while it’s always trying to improve the smart digital assistant in a number of ways, in this particular case Amazon is adding in some new features at some point in the future. Of course it isn’t all … Read More

Coming Soon To Alexa: A Memory

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Coming Soon To Alexa: A Memory Amazon’s Alexa, its voice-activated digital assistant, is getting a memory, which means she’ll be able to remember information that humans often forget. In a blog post ahead of a keynote talk at the World Wide Web Conference in Lyon, France, Ruhi Sarikaya, director of applied science, Alexa Machine Learning, said that coming soon to the U.S., … Read More