Monday, October 10, 2016

Amazon’s Alexa aims to be a bank teller, insurance agent, too - The Boston Globe

"... nearly 3,000 'skills'" so far
"Amazon’s voice-activated Echo may have started as a nifty gadget that provided weather updates and recited hit songs from 1985 in the soothing tones of Alexa, the company’s version of Siri. But Alexa is increasingly being programmed to take on more complex tasks of a virtual assistant and creeping into territory once reserved for bank tellers and insurance agents.

Want to pay a bill? Get insurance quotes? Or check your brokerage accounts? Alexa can do all that from the cylindrical-shaped Echo device on your kitchen counter or bedside table."
Amazon’s Alexa aims to be a bank teller, insurance agent, too - The Boston Globe
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