Weekly Digest: Smart Speaker for Oncologists and Alexa for Better Energy Consumption

Dasha Fomina
2 min readJan 25, 2021

This week in Conversational AI.

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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 being used to save energy and money. Via Voicebot.ai.

Tempus launches smart speaker for oncologists

Chicago-based startup Tempus created Tempus ONE, a smart device somewhat like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, enabling physicians to access the company’s database and health insights at any time, and thus spend less time on their computers. The new device is designed specifically for oncologists and allows doctors to receive real-time information on Tempus’ clinical insights and data. Via Biz Journals.

Cerence expands its solutions for motorcycles, e-bikes, and scooters

The new 2-Wheeler Mobility Platform from Cerence can now help transform the riding experience for the two-wheeler category, which includes motorcycles, e-bikes, and scooters. Via Yahoo Finance.

The Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers Association debuted a radio ad campaign for smart speakers

The Association launched a campaign on the smart speaker, a new AM/FM radio platform. So when consumers asked their smart speakers to play one of the Cumulus Detroit radio stations, a 15-second pre-roll ad ran before the online audio stream of the AM/FM radio station launched. Via Westwood One.