Amazon's Head Of Alexa AI Jumps Ship To Google

03 March, 2018, 06:11 | Author: Yolanda Murray
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With visitors increasingly starting their browsing on Amazon instead of Google, the world's largest search engine has been linking up with a range of retailers in the USA including Whole Foods, Costco and Walmart whose items are available through its shopping and delivery service Google Express. All of this is probably tied to ongoing troubles with Amazon Web Services - many apps that depend on AWS have experienced downtime earlier today.

"The cross-culture, cross-language piece is going to be big for Amazon and Alexa, and it has a lot of potential", an anonymous source told Yahoo Finance. One possible way of doing this is by having Alexa translate language in a more sophisticated manner. Alexa can already translate in several different languages, such as Spanish, German, French, and Italian, but the goal here is to turn the multilingual assistant into a real-time translator that can help in nearly any situation.

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The website Downdetector.com, which tracks and documents technology issues, reported witnessing a sharp increase in user problems with Alexa beginning at 11:23 a.m. Last year, Google debuted the Pixel buds wireless headphones, which are capable of real-time translation using Assistant, Google Translate and the user's Android phone.

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Amazon couldn't be reached for a request for comment on the revelations. Anyone who uses Alexa to control smart-home devices, like smart light bulbs, could experience delays before Alexa carries out your command.

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