Amazon's booth at CES 2019. (Amazon)

Amazon Alexa

Alexa is embedded in more devices than any other AI assistant, from kitchen appliances to cars, security cameras and jewlery. She also plays multiple roles. At times a home automator, Alexa can also be a point-of-contact with police and an audio playmate for children. She may also soon speak with others on your behalf, according to announcements from Amazon's latest hardware event. Follow news on Alexa here.

Updates

Alexa pushes deeper into ambient computing with new wearables and a long-distance wireless network

September 26th
At its annual hardware event, Amazon announced an array of new devices, appliances, and features for its Alexa AI assistant.

Alexa adds support for Hindi, India's most widely used language

September 18th
The move follows Amazon's Hindi language site and apps launch last year.

Now anyone can join Amazon's Q&A community to write answers for Alexa

September 13th
The crowdsourced site Alexa Answers was previously invite-only.

Amazon adds option allowing users to disable human reviews of their Alexa recordings

August 2nd
The move comes after Bloomberg discovered in April the company uses contractors and employees to review audio clips recorded by Alexa

Bloomberg talks to Amazon contractors who review Alexa recordings

April 10th
Amazon employs contractors and full-time employees to listen to, transcribe and annotate recordings to improve Alexa's responses

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