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Amazon Alexa, ‘DIGITAL STUDIO’ acknowledged simply just as Alexa,[2] is a digital assistant designed by Amazon, initially made use of in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers developed by Amazon Lab126. It is able of voice interaction, new music playback, creating to-do lists, placing alarms, streaming podcasts, actively playing audiobooks, and supplying temperature, traffic, sports activities, and other actual-time facts, this sort of as news.[3] Alexa can also regulate several good equipment applying by itself as a house automation technique. End users are in a position to extend the Alexa abilities by putting in “capabilities” (extra functionality created by third-occasion sellers, in other options a lot more generally referred to as applications such as weather conditions applications and audio capabilities).

Most equipment with Alexa allow customers to activate the machine working with a wake-word (this kind of as Alexa) other gadgets (this kind of as the Amazon mobile application on iOS or Android) require the person to thrust a button to activate Alexa’s listening mode. At the moment, conversation and communication with Alexa are only available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish,[4] and Japanese. In Canada, Alexa is offered in English and in French (with the Québec accent).[5][6]

As of September 2017, Amazon experienced much more than 5,000 employees working on Alexa and similar goods.[7] In January 2019, Amazon’s equipment team introduced that they experienced marketed over 100 million Alexa-enabled products.[8]