Amazon is continuing its global expansion for Echo and Alexa. The company announced it will open a new development centre in Cambridge, England this fall.
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Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa will gain more human-like speech capabilities with new Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) features.
Today, Amazon quietly launched the newest member of the Echo family: the Echo Look. The Look is the first Echo device to have a built-in camera, enabling you to take photos or videos hands-free with voice commands.
Last week, Mercedes-Benz announced that its 2016 and 2017 vehicle models can now be controlled by Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant through their respective devices.
Last month, we reported how Domino’s gave Alexa partial credit for its sharp increase in sales during the fourth quarter of last year. And now, another company is seeing a return on its Alexa investment.
Amazon announced that developers can now add features to Alexa skills that leverage geo-location data with the new Device Address API.
A recent article from Bloomberg reports that Marriot International is testing voice-assistant devices from both Apple and Amazon for its hotel chains.