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More hotels in the U.S. will adopt Google Nest Hubs

Soon, thanks to a new partnership between hotel voice tech developer Volara and Sysco subsidiary Guest Supply, Google’s smart devices will be appearing in a lot more hotels across the U.S. The hotel goods provider Guest Supply and Volara are planning to incorporate Google Nest…

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Reportedly 800 employees work on Amazon’s Alexa-powered robot

According to a new report from Insider, Amazon is working on a secretive home robot codenamed Vesta and the project has seemingly reached the “late-prototype stage”. The company has been working on the device for around four years and now has over 800 employees involved…

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Amazon launches the new Fire TV platform for cars

Starting March 11, a version of the Amazon Fire TV platform for cars will be available in Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. Equipped with features designed for people riding in a vehicle, the new Fire TV for Auto enables passengers to access the smart TV…

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Italian startup PatchAi developed a healthcare assistant for cancer patients

Healthcare giant Roche collaborated with Italian digital health tech startup PatchAi to debut a virtual assistant. The new healthcare assistant will engage with cancer patients and improve care. Available on iOS and Android, the PatchAi for Smart Health Companion (SHC) features a chatbot app, designed…

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Humana Insurance and IBM collaborate on a virtual assistant

Health insurance provider Humana relied on IBM Watson’s conversational AI to launch a chatbot. The new virtual assistant will consult employees on health plans and estimate costs when asked. Using everything it learns about the insurance plan member, the assistant will make its responses more…

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Celebrity voice game wins Amazon’s Beyond voice challenge

Amazon and Devpost have announced the winners of the Alexa Skills Challenge for voice apps not limited to audio. A team from British voice app developer Vocala lead by Richard Matthews won the $20,000 grand prize for designing Voice Blast, a celebrity voice guessing game…

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Amazon’s Alexa can track and reduce smart home device energy usage

Amazon’s voice assistant can now track the energy used by smart home devices, informing users to where energy is consumed. The information is accumulated on the new energy dashboard, which the Alexa can also use as a data source to switch off devices that aren’t…

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Alexa’s ‘Tell Me When’ skill offers proactive reminders

Amazon updated Alexa’s popular reminders skill: now you can ask the voice assistant to “Tell me when” something happens and your device will notify you. Thus Alexa can remind users to watch a sports game or notify them when an email arrives from a particular…

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