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Alexa, how much are you worth? $6 billion apparently
Thu, 5th Oct 2017
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Smart home gadget market to hit $6bn, with devices set to triple in value by 2021, in the wake of rising consumer interest.
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Amazon introduces the new and improved Echo Plus
Wed, 4th Oct 2017
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Amazon has announced the next generation of its Echo smart speaker, the all-new Echo and Echo Plus, with improved sound and design.
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Alexa, say my name: Turns out people love talking to their speakers
Thu, 21st Sep 2017
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Voice is the new touch; global smart speaker sales soar by 843%, as Amazon leads the charge with 82% market share.
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Alexa has a new robotic body thanks to Qihan Technology Company
Fri, 1st Sep 2017
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Qihan Technology unveils Sanbot Nano, a home assistant robot equipped with Amazon's Alexa Voice Service, available in October.
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Alexa, meet Cortana: The AI superteam coming to your Windows PC
Fri, 1st Sep 2017
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Microsoft and Amazon have announced a collaboration that will bring Alexa to Windows 10 PCs and allow Cortana to be accessed on Alexa-enabled devices.
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Shots fired: Alexa strikes back in the smart speaker war
Wed, 30th Aug 2017
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Amazon announced an all-new Alexa feature that lets users control music across multiple Amazon Echo devices...
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Virtual digital assistants to overtake world population by 2021
Tue, 23rd May 2017
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Ovum has released on the AI digital assistant market, revealing partnerships to be key differentiators in the years head.
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Robotics: Turning simple chats into dynamic engagements
Wed, 26th Apr 2017
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20% of consumers prefer chat-based customer service, while 80% still want a live human typing on the other end.
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The chatbot comeback – is your business ready?
Thu, 19th Jan 2017
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Despite being born in 2011, it has only been in the last couple of years that businesses have begun to realise how valuable chatbots could be.
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“How can I help?” Global spending on VPA-enabled wireless speakers to top $2b by 2020
Wed, 5th Oct 2016
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As we continue to make rapid advances in technological innovation, people worldwide have been rapidly embracing the virtual personal assistant (VPA).