Ford announced in the January that it would be integrating Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant into Ford cars. Separately, Starbucks announced voice ordering through Alexa in January.
Cortana has reached out to several Amazon Alexa developers recruiting them to port their existing skills to Cortana Skills Kit (CSK).
Alexa skills available to U.S. users officially surpassed ten thousand today and stand at 10,016. The current count for the UK remains just over four thousand but Germans still have fewer than one thousand skills as their disposal.
Healthtap’s Doctor A.I. app is now an Alexa skill. Users can give Alexa their symptoms and the Doctor A.I. app will tell them the necessary actions to take or if they should go see their doctor.
In addition to Huawei, another Chinese tech giant is making moves this week to develop its own voice assistant.
Voicebot had the opportunity to hear Jordi Torras speak at the RE-WORK Virtual Assistant Summit in January and we circled back with him recently to ask a few more questions.