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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on Z104

Z104

01:35 min | 10 months ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on Z104

"Well looks good so far today we are getting some showers this afternoon but there's scattered showers in fact the rain chances as we go towards the weekend might taper off and the next week looks real nice sunny warm night thank you for that birthday shout out so my good friend burn injuries going to she's turning six server team almost six there you go B. if you need them in an emergency you might think to yourself if you had an Alexa and sit around the house and use it for any length of time this movie plan that you're going to movies but you know I'm trying to say let's order pizza I know something Alexa please even a four how bout that you might think I well somebody was joking I could probably ask Alexa or if somebody needed CPR I could probably ask Alexa or Sirri in a pinch but you might not want to try that a new study at the university of Alberta which is upping Canaday voice assistants are not a reliable source of information during a life or death emergency so the researchers asked a hundred and twenty three different first aid questions everything from heart attacks poisonings choking and they did it all to the four most common digital voice assistant Alexa Google home Siri and Cortana that's a Microsoft they found that Google home gave acceptable medical advice which doesn't mean it's like perfect but it's acceptable to god yeah fifty six percent of the time so half the time Google gave.

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Amazon Announced New Alexa Enabled Gadgets At It’s Annual Hardware  Event

the NewsWorthy

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Amazon Announced New Alexa Enabled Gadgets At It’s Annual Hardware Event

"From ear buds to Ovens Amazon announced a bunch of new Alexa enabled gadgets at its its annual hardware event so here are a few of the highlights. Let's start with the headphones. CNBC says there called Echo Buds and pretty similar to apple's air pods there wireless and the Voice Assistant Alexa is built into them. You can talk to Alexa without pulling out your phone or smart speaker. The ear buds cost about one hundred thirty dollars. Amazon also announced a new wireless technology Angie called Sidewalk Tech Crunch says it uses wireless signals to let users control their home devices up to a mile away. The first product that uses sidewalk is trackable dog tag and then there's the smart oven which looks sort of like a microwave it can bake an air fry food and users can use the Alexa app to tell the oven when to start cooking also Amazon made Alexa friendly glasses a smart lamp for kids and a small

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

01:56 min | 1 year ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"The weekend so summers not done with us yet so during that trip to California when he also took a tour of the wall president trump announcing that he was revoking the state's waiver which gives that state the ability to have its own auto emissions rules boxes Jessica Rosenthal says state officials immediately said they're going to fight back the head of the air resources board and the state Attorney General say courts have upheld California's strict emissions standards before and will again the president tweeted that automakers better take advantage of this change now or they'll be out of business but governor Gavin Newsom noted that this summer for auto makers agreed to comply with California's rules regardless of administration policy Mr trump what and who is this for the company see automobile manufacturers don't want it so is it about. marathon petroleum look them up because it is the Attorney General says he's waiting to see the exact rule before pursuing legal options Jessica Rosenthal fox news nineteen past six o'clock Alexa is ready to take political donations Amazon will make presidential campaign contributions on your behalf starting next month simply tell the voice assistant Alexa which candidate you want and how much you want to donate it can be anywhere from five to two hundred Bucks the money's going to be taken from the default payment link to your account by the way companies can sign up on a lecture political contributions man you can do anything now with voice command and the first ever guidelines are out on what young kids should drink gonna take same and sugar healthy eating research unveiled the list to beverages from birth to age five they say flavored milk and so they should be avoided for the first six months then use cow's milk water and eventually small amounts of unsweetened juice at twelve months so why the concern organization says the beverages our main source of calories in those early years and they've got a big impact on healthy growth to twenty minutes after six so to the highways again and.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on the NewsWorthy

the NewsWorthy

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on the NewsWorthy

"Now on the reason for the switch ninja is only saying he wants to be somewhere that lets him push the boundaries and reach bigger goals. Anything's mixer. We'll let them connect with his community more. He's already made millions of dollars playing fortnight and other video jio games on twitter and youtube so this is a pretty big loss for amazon and it could be huge for microsoft in it's platform mixer which has struggled to compete blevins will host his first i and mixer livestream today from the chicago music festival lollapalooza and by the way if you don't know a lot about east sports. It's expected to become a billion dollar industry this year. We'll have a thing to know thursday interview about it. Soon apple says it's changing its practices after facing some criticism it all has to do with the the voice assistant siri the guardian had reported last week. That apple hired a contractor to listen in on conversations. You may have siri as a quality control thing to see. Siri is responding in the right way and even though the checks are said to have happened on a small percentage of recordings. It's still brought up privacy concerns since a former employee said workers would hear confidential information nation so techcrunch reports apple says it'll stop the quality checks for now and the company is planning a future software update so users can choose whether to allow apple to have access us by the way apple's competitors like amazon and google also use humans to review recordings for accuracy. There's a new fitbit in in the works that apparently has amazon's voice assistant alexa built in the verge says that's at least according to a well-known leaker apparently got pictures of fitbit's new smartwatch. If if it's true users would be able to talk to the bit on the wrist like they can with apple and samsung watches fitbit says a possible upgraded watch could be ready before summer is over so we'll see soon. You'll be able to get the emergency help. You may need with just one tap in gadget says google will be rolling out a new feature chur on pixel phones and some android devices that will send an automated voice message to first responders with one tap of a button.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

13:49 min | 2 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"About supporting Bixby any do have that voice development track record. It's a really good option to look into. Also Samsung is running a series of developer sessions, this month in June, and San Francisco, LA and New York City. They started in June eighth and they are. Also on the filing next two Sundays. So I think it San Francisco in the eighth. L A on the fifteenth in New York City on the twenty second there, all day, sessions in here, the atom cheer, the founder of Boll Siri and vivid vivid. Is now Bixby? I hear that Adams going to be there working directly with developers. So this will be a rare opportunity to interact with Adam, and I understand that Samsung is also going to be giving away a bunch of company swag, which isn't just t shirts, the likely include. TV's among the giveaways. They have a lot of really interesting devices, and so those gift, his could be quite valuable. So check that out on the show notes. There is limited seating, so you probably want to register right now before the seats are filled I recommend that you check that out. Alright time for this week's interview thanks again. A Samsung for sponsoring this week's episode of the voice about podcast and thanks again, for energy guy for the shout, we look forward to hearing more about that. Now, let's get to capitol one Margaret Meyer. Okay. Voice about podcast listeners have a special guest today. Margaret mayor is managing vice president of messaging conversational. I emerging technologies at Capital, One and has been with the company over twenty years. She's gonna tell us what all of those things mean in just a moment in her current role mayors, well known for her work overseeing capital ones, you know, bought in Alexis skill earlier in her career she was a database administrator, which is interesting. Anyone considering the scale of data were now collecting. And the role has an analyzing at all she earned an engineering degree from Cornell University and PHD in industrial engineering from Lehigh university, Margaret mayor, welcome to the voice by podcast. Thank you will. So I'm thrilled to have you here. I think we should probably start off by you telling the audience a little bit about the scope of your current responsibilities at Kaplan Shera. So as you mentioned of disco through the different components, so messaging is all consumer messaging to in Email SMS, or push channel so anything that you might get from Capital, One, the conversational AI is probably best known as our e-e-e-e-no, and then the emerging tech function is in our digital commerce space and our innovation labs as well. So I have that function, which is always great because it helps me keep the pulse on all sorts of different. Fantastic and other innovative tech that's out there. That's great. I've actually spent a little bit of time at your innovation lab up in Clarendon northern Virginia. Okay. Great so great stuff being done there. I was enjoying my time. It's been a few years since I've been out there, but really interesting the way that you set up at innovation. Fact, I might come back to that when we start talking about voice, but maybe we should start out at the beginning. Right. So we talked in the introduction about your background is DA that you're trained is an engineer. How do you think that foundation influences the way you're looking at the technologies that you oversee today? Sure, I think one of the things that has been consistent, given my engineering background has been that to do the modeling that we need to do. We need good data and we me good access today data. Sometimes the problem isn't the data itself, but how you get access to it. And how often you need it, whether it's real time or batch ideally, these days real time, but it's been a long time. Batch was pretty good back in the day. And you know in for some systems, still the only way to get data. If you're in a legacy system. And so the thing for me is as we think about now with machine. Learning models. Of course, you know, that is the number one problem is what data. Do you have what data do you need? How good is the data? There's so much talk. We could talk a little bit. Some point there's so much. Around fair explainable, a I in that a lot of that starts with the data that you use to create the models because these models shape themselves based on the data you use to train it. We use the term fair in explainable AI could join the pack that for us. Sure. So fair, I is a notion that the model does not use any thing that would be discriminatory, right? That would be unethical or break the law for explainable on top of being fair. Explainable is the ability to explain why the model made the decision in a way that makes sense back to the user. Right. That would be the ideal state, and that can be with some of these very complex models that can be very, very hard over there making a lot of progress in a lot of research, a colleague of mine, spend. A fair amount of time in that space. So the explainable side is sort of pick up on that. I was just talking to a company founder, who is actually very early in the Alexa development progress with Amazon and been in this space in related spaces for a long, long time. And we were talking about the emergence of companies that their product is to help companies understand the algorithms that are being developed by their AI systems. That sounds like it would move towards that explainable objective because, you know, that, that is one of the hard things when machine learning starts to get going, you know, alternately it becomes hard for humans to understand what the algorithm is actually morphed into. Yes. Exactly. And in being able to see that because sometimes you may not realize, for example, there's some very public studies out there around facial recognition and although it was very large data sets being used the majority. These data sets did not capture the full spectrum of faith. Bases around new race in other ethnic characteristics. So there's a skew that, you know, for example, Caucasians were high high accuracy, but other darker skin tones weren't picked up at all or were incorrectly. Categorized, and so, I think that's a great example of you can be fooled by having a lot of data, but perhaps it's not very well distributed. That's right. So we should talk about training data as well, because ultimately, that's something that you're using, but I wanna go back to the fair, I probably worthwhile for users to understand that financial services have specific regulations that maybe don't apply to all all other industries around the idea fairness in so that you have to take extra care in that area. Right. We are regulated and all of our machine learning models go through our own internal review processes to make sure that we are complying with the regulations, so that's interesting too. Because then your compliance team needs to have a really in depth knowledge or indepth technical knowledge in order to be able to do that, for the type of work, you're doing it's a partnership, we have a whole governance process that has the expertise in place, Fernow. Okay. So one of the things the. That I think is interesting to people is the Capital One was really early on the Alexa, platform. Mark election is that you nounce that at south by southwest and March sixteen is correct. Yes, you got that, right. Okay. So I'm kind of interested. I wanna talk about that announcement. But I'm kind of interested in what happened before that. So Alexa comes out in a limited release in the fall of twenty fourteen and it wasn't until June of twenty fifteenth. The Lexus skills, Kip, the S T K was available. But I know that Amazon was starting to reach out to companies. So Alexis out there, did Amazon approach you did. Did you find out about it, and you guys wanted to experiment? How did this whole thing Germany initially, so a lot of what it was was in our innovation lab realizing that this was a new innovative product and the lab picking up saying what might be possible here in the team? Relate? Got it going. And then you know we've figured out, you know how do we partner with Amazon? I don't think we were really on anybody's radar screen until we figured out that it was actually something that we could make possible. I was actually a predecessor remind that was running the lab at the time. The first Bank that was on the platform. Yes, we were. Yeah. That's what I thought. Okay. So the team is looking at this nursing saying, hey, this, this looks interesting to us, and that doesn't surprise me because they're always looking to do new interesting things have come across in the team in several different technologies over the years, which has been interesting. So what was the objective that you had said, okay? We should probably move forward with us. But clearly you had something in mind in terms of an outcome. You underachieve. I think we really were thinking through at the time was okay in Zahn. It self is investing so much in this product, and we really saw the strategic value of it being a new interface for customers to communicate with us. Right. And if you think about it, you know, the user interfaces that we use, whether it's mobile or web, they've been around. Gosh, I guess. Maybe eighties. Right. And, you know, they've gotten clearly better over the years. But this whole point and click, you know tap, it's been around, but conversation is an entirely different interface. And really the rules are getting rewritten in conversation, whether it's via a spoken device or natural language in typing Viet free-form tech store in chat box. And I think a lot of it was a wait a minute, when we started picking it up playing with it really recognizing that this could really change things in multiple dimensions. What dimensions were you thinking might change things? Well, just, you know, like look at how quickly we went from, you know, when the smartphone got introduced to smartphones are everywhere. Right. People really think about experiences now. You know, a lot of the newer, companies and startups. Right. Really think about things from a mobile perspective versus a web perspective. Right. And then just the whole way, we in our act digitally was just right, for disruption FOCA. So with were there, any specific features or customer actions. You thought might move to this conversational engagement platform. We really wanted to do was think about how could we have customers get the information that most common to them very quickly? So things like what's my balance? You know, when's my Bill do in? Can I pay my Bill from existing account, both of things, which now you can do in Alexa, but you can also do in NO over SMS? And those are things that often customers think about very quickly. They're very, you know, like, oh, wait a minute to credit, what's my balance because I wanna make sure I can pay for my groceries or if it's Christmas time, I wanna make sure that paid my Bill. So I can go out in by gifts for the family. So did you have a like a Facebook messenger by or chat bot? SMS capabilities before you did your Lexus kill now. We didn't we did not and still do not have a Facebook messenger. So when you moved into the Alexa skill project that was really your first conversational UI. Yes. Got it. So one of the things then you probably had to learn was voice you X, right. Yes. And that was a big just learning curve for all of us still because conversations are very complex. So how did you go about that? Did you hire a voice you X designer? Did you talk to people about it? Did your team that was working on mobile? You X try to figure it out, right? So with the Alexa, because of the way it started. We have a pretty robust design practice, and so, at that point, it was one of our designers, along with the tech folks in rolling up their sleeves. And just working through it in kind of figuring out what would work in what would what surprised you most when you were thinking about what you thought the Alexa skill would be. And then what it became in terms of that user experience. And one of the things we took away from the Alexa, skill especially when we were trying to figure out appropriate responses and how to phrase them was, how different looks like if you're reading it on paper versus having the Alexa, voice read it back or say, back rather in how sometimes you'd say, gosh, you know, that looked okay on paper. But in that in her voice, we don't like the way that sounds, you know, even those, I would say she has a fairly neutral tone..

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

The Voicebot Podcast

13:49 min | 2 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on The Voicebot Podcast

"About supporting Bixby any do have that voice development track record. It's a really good option to look into. Also Samsung is running a series of developer sessions, this month in June, and San Francisco, LA and New York City. They started in June eighth and they are. Also on the filing next two Sundays. So I think it San Francisco in the eighth. L A on the fifteenth in New York City on the twenty second there, all day, sessions in here, the atom cheer, the founder of Boll Siri and vivid vivid. Is now Bixby? I hear that Adams going to be there working directly with developers. So this will be a rare opportunity to interact with Adam, and I understand that Samsung is also going to be giving away a bunch of company swag, which isn't just t shirts, the likely include. TV's among the giveaways. They have a lot of really interesting devices, and so those gift, his could be quite valuable. So check that out on the show notes. There is limited seating, so you probably want to register right now before the seats are filled I recommend that you check that out. Alright time for this week's interview thanks again. A Samsung for sponsoring this week's episode of the voice about podcast and thanks again, for energy guy for the shout, we look forward to hearing more about that. Now, let's get to capitol one Margaret Meyer. Okay. Voice about podcast listeners have a special guest today. Margaret mayor is managing vice president of messaging conversational. I emerging technologies at Capital, One and has been with the company over twenty years. She's gonna tell us what all of those things mean in just a moment in her current role mayors, well known for her work overseeing capital ones, you know, bought in Alexis skill earlier in her career she was a database administrator, which is interesting. Anyone considering the scale of data were now collecting. And the role has an analyzing at all she earned an engineering degree from Cornell University and PHD in industrial engineering from Lehigh university, Margaret mayor, welcome to the voice by podcast. Thank you will. So I'm thrilled to have you here. I think we should probably start off by you telling the audience a little bit about the scope of your current responsibilities at Kaplan Shera. So as you mentioned of disco through the different components, so messaging is all consumer messaging to in Email SMS, or push channel so anything that you might get from Capital, One, the conversational AI is probably best known as our e-e-e-e-no, and then the emerging tech function is in our digital commerce space and our innovation labs as well. So I have that function, which is always great because it helps me keep the pulse on all sorts of different. Fantastic and other innovative tech that's out there. That's great. I've actually spent a little bit of time at your innovation lab up in Clarendon northern Virginia. Okay. Great so great stuff being done there. I was enjoying my time. It's been a few years since I've been out there, but really interesting the way that you set up at innovation. Fact, I might come back to that when we start talking about voice, but maybe we should start out at the beginning. Right. So we talked in the introduction about your background is DA that you're trained is an engineer. How do you think that foundation influences the way you're looking at the technologies that you oversee today? Sure, I think one of the things that has been consistent, given my engineering background has been that to do the modeling that we need to do. We need good data and we me good access today data. Sometimes the problem isn't the data itself, but how you get access to it. And how often you need it, whether it's real time or batch ideally, these days real time, but it's been a long time. Batch was pretty good back in the day. And you know in for some systems, still the only way to get data. If you're in a legacy system. And so the thing for me is as we think about now with machine. Learning models. Of course, you know, that is the number one problem is what data. Do you have what data do you need? How good is the data? There's so much talk. We could talk a little bit. Some point there's so much. Around fair explainable, a I in that a lot of that starts with the data that you use to create the models because these models shape themselves based on the data you use to train it. We use the term fair in explainable AI could join the pack that for us. Sure. So fair, I is a notion that the model does not use any thing that would be discriminatory, right? That would be unethical or break the law for explainable on top of being fair. Explainable is the ability to explain why the model made the decision in a way that makes sense back to the user. Right. That would be the ideal state, and that can be with some of these very complex models that can be very, very hard over there making a lot of progress in a lot of research, a colleague of mine, spend. A fair amount of time in that space. So the explainable side is sort of pick up on that. I was just talking to a company founder, who is actually very early in the Alexa development progress with Amazon and been in this space in related spaces for a long, long time. And we were talking about the emergence of companies that their product is to help companies understand the algorithms that are being developed by their AI systems. That sounds like it would move towards that explainable objective because, you know, that, that is one of the hard things when machine learning starts to get going, you know, alternately it becomes hard for humans to understand what the algorithm is actually morphed into. Yes. Exactly. And in being able to see that because sometimes you may not realize, for example, there's some very public studies out there around facial recognition and although it was very large data sets being used the majority. These data sets did not capture the full spectrum of faith. Bases around new race in other ethnic characteristics. So there's a skew that, you know, for example, Caucasians were high high accuracy, but other darker skin tones weren't picked up at all or were incorrectly. Categorized, and so, I think that's a great example of you can be fooled by having a lot of data, but perhaps it's not very well distributed. That's right. So we should talk about training data as well, because ultimately, that's something that you're using, but I wanna go back to the fair, I probably worthwhile for users to understand that financial services have specific regulations that maybe don't apply to all all other industries around the idea fairness in so that you have to take extra care in that area. Right. We are regulated and all of our machine learning models go through our own internal review processes to make sure that we are complying with the regulations, so that's interesting too. Because then your compliance team needs to have a really in depth knowledge or indepth technical knowledge in order to be able to do that, for the type of work, you're doing it's a partnership, we have a whole governance process that has the expertise in place, Fernow. Okay. So one of the things the. That I think is interesting to people is the Capital One was really early on the Alexa, platform. Mark election is that you nounce that at south by southwest and March sixteen is correct. Yes, you got that, right. Okay. So I'm kind of interested. I wanna talk about that announcement. But I'm kind of interested in what happened before that. So Alexa comes out in a limited release in the fall of twenty fourteen and it wasn't until June of twenty fifteenth. The Lexus skills, Kip, the S T K was available. But I know that Amazon was starting to reach out to companies. So Alexis out there, did Amazon approach you did. Did you find out about it, and you guys wanted to experiment? How did this whole thing Germany initially, so a lot of what it was was in our innovation lab realizing that this was a new innovative product and the lab picking up saying what might be possible here in the team? Relate? Got it going. And then you know we've figured out, you know how do we partner with Amazon? I don't think we were really on anybody's radar screen until we figured out that it was actually something that we could make possible. I was actually a predecessor remind that was running the lab at the time. The first Bank that was on the platform. Yes, we were. Yeah. That's what I thought. Okay. So the team is looking at this nursing saying, hey, this, this looks interesting to us, and that doesn't surprise me because they're always looking to do new interesting things have come across in the team in several different technologies over the years, which has been interesting. So what was the objective that you had said, okay? We should probably move forward with us. But clearly you had something in mind in terms of an outcome. You underachieve. I think we really were thinking through at the time was okay in Zahn. It self is investing so much in this product, and we really saw the strategic value of it being a new interface for customers to communicate with us. Right. And if you think about it, you know, the user interfaces that we use, whether it's mobile or web, they've been around. Gosh, I guess. Maybe eighties. Right. And, you know, they've gotten clearly better over the years. But this whole point and click, you know tap, it's been around, but conversation is an entirely different interface. And really the rules are getting rewritten in conversation, whether it's via a spoken device or natural language in typing Viet free-form tech store in chat box. And I think a lot of it was a wait a minute, when we started picking it up playing with it really recognizing that this could really change things in multiple dimensions. What dimensions were you thinking might change things? Well, just, you know, like look at how quickly we went from, you know, when the smartphone got introduced to smartphones are everywhere. Right. People really think about experiences now. You know, a lot of the newer, companies and startups. Right. Really think about things from a mobile perspective versus a web perspective. Right. And then just the whole way, we in our act digitally was just right, for disruption FOCA. So with were there, any specific features or customer actions. You thought might move to this conversational engagement platform. We really wanted to do was think about how could we have customers get the information that most common to them very quickly? So things like what's my balance? You know, when's my Bill do in? Can I pay my Bill from existing account, both of things, which now you can do in Alexa, but you can also do in NO over SMS? And those are things that often customers think about very quickly. They're very, you know, like, oh, wait a minute to credit, what's my balance because I wanna make sure I can pay for my groceries or if it's Christmas time, I wanna make sure that paid my Bill. So I can go out in by gifts for the family. So did you have a like a Facebook messenger by or chat bot? SMS capabilities before you did your Lexus kill now. We didn't we did not and still do not have a Facebook messenger. So when you moved into the Alexa skill project that was really your first conversational UI. Yes. Got it. So one of the things then you probably had to learn was voice you X, right. Yes. And that was a big just learning curve for all of us still because conversations are very complex. So how did you go about that? Did you hire a voice you X designer? Did you talk to people about it? Did your team that was working on mobile? You X try to figure it out, right? So with the Alexa, because of the way it started. We have a pretty robust design practice, and so, at that point, it was one of our designers, along with the tech folks in rolling up their sleeves. And just working through it in kind of figuring out what would work in what would what surprised you most when you were thinking about what you thought the Alexa skill would be. And then what it became in terms of that user experience. And one of the things we took away from the Alexa, skill especially when we were trying to figure out appropriate responses and how to phrase them was, how different looks like if you're reading it on paper versus having the Alexa, voice read it back or say, back rather in how sometimes you'd say, gosh, you know, that looked okay on paper. But in that in her voice, we don't like the way that sounds, you know, even those, I would say she has a fairly neutral tone..

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:36 min | 2 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KOMO

"Your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on KOMO news. Komo propel insurance money update. Quiet day on Wall Street, the Dow dipped fourteen points, the NASDAQ fell sixteen the S and P five hundred was essentially unchanged. Sometimes accompanies biggest success stories come from failures that was one of the messages from Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO's annual letter to shareholders as an example, he mentioned the company's biggest financial failure the fire phone in two thousand fourteen he said Amazon was able to take to learn from that misstep and accelerate its echo efforts element. For the voice. Assistant. Alexa, bazo challenged other retailers to increase their minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour as Amazon has done a tweet loyalty program at Starbucks might prompt more casual customers to visit the stores more often, that's the view of Mizzou ho securities analyst, Jeremy Scott, the new my Starbucks reward structure gives new entry level members yield of eleven percent on their spending toward hot drinks and bakery items. That's your money. Now. I'm Jim Cesco. Komo news. Prominence of rights. Attorney says he'll soon New York City over its measles. Vaccination order. Michael Sussman is the same lawyer who got a judge to overturn Rockland county's bad on unvaccinated children in public places. Now, he's going after the city after mayor de Blasios declared a public health emergency this week ordering residents enforce it coats in Brooklyn's Hussiyov communities to get measles shots or face a one thousand dollar fine. Sussman calls that action and overreach authority doctors in Greece say they've made medical history after the birth of baby produced from three people the baby was conceived through an experimental IVF treatment using sperm from the father, and the mother and Adana rake the treatment is designed to help families dealing with deadly might Okon drill disease passed from mother to baby health update, Sara Lee Kessler, NBC News Radio. Some things to consider as you plan. Your summer vacation the enclosed space recirculated air in large numbers of people packed together. In an airplane makes them the prime breeding ground for bacteria. The tray table was by far the most contaminated surface tested. It was followed by the overhead air vent the toilet flush button and the seat belt buckle experts recommend bringing daddy bacterial wipes, enhance hannitized and choose a window seat. They say people who sit by the window have the smallest risk of infection because they have the least contact with other passengers..

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

News Radio WGOW

02:30 min | 3 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on News Radio WGOW

"The safe silent and simple solution to household insect control got to do is give the signal you're surrounded alden ehrenreich has taken a lot of criticism since he was cast to fill harrison ford's considerable shoes in so low a star wars story how does he deal with it well it's impossible not to care about that and you want people to like it and at the same time with every movie that i man i try to see it by myself i so i kind of can say okay this is what i think julia louis dreyfuss is officially one of the world's greatest humorous the eleven time emmy winner is this year's recipient of the kennedy center's mark twain prize for american humor she'll be saluted at a gala in october the actress who show veep is on hiatus while she's treated for breast cancer reacted on twitter calling the honor insanely exciting dwayne the rock johnson going way out on a limb and the new trailer for skyscraper the towering inferno meets diehard thriller blazes into theaters on july thirteenth in hollywood i'm david daniel everybody's fears about the amazon echo just game true one of those home devices the one with the voice assistant alexa secretly recorded in oregon families conversation then sent an audio file of it to a random person on their contact list federal investigators now say that self driving uber vehicle that struck and killed in arizona pedestrian back in march spotted the woman six seconds before impact but didn't stop because uber disabled it's emergency braking system a california jury ordered johnson johnson to pay a total of more than twenty five million dollars to a woman who claimed that she got cancer from his best is found in the company's talk based baby powder now j and j will appeal but it's facing upwards of nine thousand similar lawsuits one movie opening this weekend but it is a biggie disney solo a star wars story rush limbaugh according to a leading thority when presented with a problem ninety five percent of american sit on their hands while only five percent do something about it i thought we get a couple of things on the way to the party grab a shopping cart it stack i guess we'll just have to carry everything let me try there won't be part of the problem be part of the solution you wanna soda didn't take my dollar i can we try it again like this you have a friend that.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Eruption began on hawaii's mount kilowatt volcano in jim roope reports while there is no way to tell when that eruption will end it has entered into another phase it's not plateaued really but wendy stovall with the hawaiian volcano observatory says we are in kind of this study state there is the continued eruption of lava on the surface of the east rift zone and it looks like it will continue but maybe not increase as one of the activity at the summit continued eruptions all around the same size the same with earthquakes a stage she calls it's updating and this is what it's doing and it's probably going to do this for a little while longer there's no way to quantify what a little while longer means though i'm jim roope and finally let's see what's going on today on wall street everybody's fears about the amazon echo just game true one of those home devices the one with the voice assistant alexa secretly recorded an oregon families conversation then sent an audio file of it to a random person on their contact list federal investigators now say that self driving uber vehicle that struck and killed in arizona pedestrian back in march spotted the woman six seconds before impact but didn't stop because uber disabled it's emergency braking system on wall street stocks may in the week a little lower that's on renewed worries about faltering us trade deals and after the president called off that planned summit with north korea's leader a california jury ordered johnson and johnson to pay a total of more than twenty five million dollars to a woman who claimed that she got cancer from his best is found in the company's talk based baby powder now j and j will appeal but it's facing upwards of nine thousand similar lawsuits and there's just one movie opening this weekend but it is a biggie disney solo a star wars story still to come on six seventy k b o y man charged with sexual exploitation of a child told police he struggled with child.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:10 min | 3 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KOMO

"Complete details on imitation on online teas twenty one after cnbc's tom busby says be careful in those places that have what's called voice assistance good morning john everybody's worst fears about the amazon echo just came true one of those devices the ones with the voice assistant alexa secretly recorded in oregon families conversation then sent an audio file of it to a random person on their contact list on wall street stocks may in the week a little lower that's on renewed worries about us trade talks and after the president called off that plan summit with the leader of north korea a california jury ordering johnson and johnson to pay a total of more than twenty five million dollars to a woman who claimed she got cancer from his bestest that was found in the company's tout based baby powder j j is appealing but it's facing upwards of nine thousand similar lawsuits and just one movie opening this weekend but it's a biggie disney's solo a star wars story that family that had their conversation recorded we've all suspected that could be the case well here's proof well this should worry anyone who has an amazon echo google home or an apple home pod device and whether those things you're saying and doing in your home are kept private or maybe your conversations are being recorded and used for something like marketing this portland family was talking about hardwood floors nothing important but amazon which confirmed the incident claims in a statement that something the couple said turned alexa on alexa misheard the conversation claims to have asked the family if you questions which the family apparently never heard that set off a series of commands to record their conversation and send it now the company says it's evaluating options to make mishaps like this which he called extremely rare a lot less likely the best advice of course unplug that device whenever you're not using it or avoid them altogether cnbc's tom busby at twenty three after the hour on top of the media world these days it's not comcast or disney net flicks valued at the top of the heap jan johnson has the story net flicks is now worth more than every traditional and non traditional media.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on WCTC

WCTC

02:25 min | 3 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on WCTC

"East coast here so this is happening in seattle so sobbing around here the company's cutting hundreds of jobs in its consume of business in order to shift resources into their fast growing areas like as work on the voice assistant alexa the job cuts are rare for amazon and said three only in the hundreds so pretty much unclear which are specific teamed were affected but amazon hopes alexa will become a regular ponta consumers lives and will spur shopping orders by voice i dunno i mean for me i i like looking at something ally clicking on something i like got ordering with the click i i don't know if i would trust alexa to do it for me but obviously people are doing it so i wonder i wonder if you do it i i don't i go shopping online i'm basically a guy i i guess at redick click id water it but my information in there and let it go i hear something that's a describe countercurrent happened um you know today actually a suspicious letter was sent to a donald trump president trump's daughter in law uh people are saying that that president trump's daughterinlaw is at a manhattan hospital as a precaution after a suspicious letter containing an unidentified substance was set to send to her apartment i the letter was addressed to vanessa trump trump's husband actually donald trump junior and nbc news is reporting that the letter was open and three people were taken to the hospital as a precaution officials don't believe these substances hazardous but are conducting a thorough probe so so here's the deal when it unlike his new are the sun or these a daughterinlaw of the pressing i states bathing somebody be opening your mail though be like thoroughly screened maybe that maybe maybe they should start doing something like that right that's what i would do if i was in that position definitely have some type of law enforcement screen at stuff to sweep all the male before it actually yes through to the president's son or i'd been what we wish them well of course we wish them well and hopefully it was aiming to serious that was in those are the substance i was in uh the other packets so said our ford will boost production of its expeditions and navigators now ford motor company said it's going to wrap up its suv production this year to.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on BBC Radio 4

"Than about declining i find sales just before christmas its busiest time of year i mean it really depends i think we have to remember that they pay out three new phones before christmas it wasn't just the iphone ten there were two others as well that were priced slightly cheaper price it's so that could have interfered with and there is also the fact that people might want to you know demand will could increase over the course of this year was we'll have to wait you'd or you don't wanna solve judge on one thing that could be a blip might it suggest that a phone call thing a thousand pounds is perhaps too expensive for consumers when there were other very good equally as good smart fence outlet we say that apple has that that ability to astound us with what people are willing to pay for its products in its expands its space it's got to it's moving into different markets around the world who there are going to be people there who are willing to pay that price let's talk about amazon it is a global sales increased by thirty eight percent in the last three months of 2017 largely thanks it says to the popularity of its online voice assistant alexa so forget apple is amazon now the hottest property in the world of tech amazon is a really interesting justin company in one of the things that i think the facts fascinating about alexa which he just raised as let's really showing people don't mind about the privacy violations of having a listening device in their homes that sounds really counterintuitive you think that you even want than somebody suggested forty years ago people say absolutely not but they love it absolving ills would deny that any data they gather a secure no data is secure quick word on gugel companies all spending more on ads on google most of us use it to get online abut gugel spent more money trying to get asta by it devices will rather than amazon's well they're more gugel is wanting you to buy ads so they're going to really focus on their advertising and they're click rate and then they're looking to their spending money investing it to diversify their services and products so it it looks as though google took a hit a part of that was because of.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

02:20 min | 4 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot

"Hundred or seven four nine one five nine us officials say the trump administration is going to ban american citizens from travelling to north korea the officials say the decision follows the death of auto war beer in american college student who fell into a coma in a north korean prison they say secretary of state rex tillerson will issue a geographic travel restriction making it illegal to use us passports for entering north korea it's a rare step used by previous administrations of banning traveled to places like libya and north vietnam it's unclear when the restriction will go into effect though tutora operators that organized group trips to north korea say they've already been informed saga remain godley at the white house the un calls for a deescalation of violence and tensions that a key jerusalem holy site the organization says what's import gordon is for all of the people at the holy sites feel that their religious liberties of being respected news and analysis a town hall dot com i'm keith peters sears will begin selling its appliances on amazoncom struggling retailer says among its offerings online we'll be smart appliances the ones who could be sync with amazon's voice assistant alexa were the new approach the move sears branded kenmore smart appliances gave that company a muchneeded shotinthearm that show stunk russia's which rose nearly eleven percent sears says it's kenmore smart appliances won't be fully integrated with election which can be used control things like air conditioner through voice commands ball i knew reporting a powerful earthquake shook resorts in greece and turkey killing two tourists and the greek island of kos an injury nearly five hundred other people across the aegean sea region the us geological survey measured the quake as magnitude six point seven with greek and turkish estimates a fraction lower only a few miles apart coast and the turkish resort of bodrum were hit hours before dawn by the shallow undersea quake the caused a twofoot cease well and havoc among residents more of these stories at town hall com larry elder sees a glaring issue with the media the center for public integrity identify four hundred thirty people who were quote journalists reporters these editors for till the anchors with percentage of the money to the gate when hillary think of these 430 journals ninety six percent of the nearly.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on AP News

"President trump's blasting attorney general jeff sessions for recusing himself from the russia investigation is ap washington correspondent sagara maganya reports session says they'll continue in the job as long as that is appropriate attorney general jeff sessions is one of the president's stop launches allies and earliest supporters but the president tells the new york times the pede known sessions would recuse himself heat if pick somebody else to run the justice department the recusals essentially pave the way for a special prosecutor to be named to handle the russia probe the white house notably made no effort to walk back the comments or marshall confidence and sessions to trump adviser say the extraordinary public denouncement reflects the president's frustration with sessions but it's not a calculated effort to force him out of the cabinet saga magoni washington president trump has there's nobody the next secretary of the army a pisa jackie quinn reports his defense industry lobbyist of the gulf war veteran marc asper has been tapped by the president for the post of army secretary s spurts been the top lobbyist for defense contractor raytheon since 2010 he also has legislative experience working in the house and senate at the pentagon and at the heritage foundation asian a conservative think tank some critics are questioning this choice since president trump had campaigned against lobbyists getting key positions the last two picks dropped out senate nomination is still needed jackie quinn washington sears will begin selling its appliances on amazoncom including smart appliances that can be sync with amazon's voice assistant alexa sears which also owns kmart says it's kenmore smart appliances will be fully integrated with amazon's alexa allowing users to control things like airconditioners through voice commands sears.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:05 min | 4 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on AP News

"Ryan in taxes coach fired onto maguire within ap newsmen at house speaker paul ryan what's a simpler federal tax code lower rates on businesses and individuals while eliminating many loopholes deductions and exemption it is time to cut taxes in simplify the code it is time to create jobs jobs and anc roar economy he tells workers at a massachusetts assu plant the us companies are tax as high as forty five percent while corporate taxes and canada and other countries are just fifteen percent almost put ball kociu freeze has resigned university of mississippi chance are jeffrey vetter blaze what he calls a pattern of misconduct and apart of freeze we simply cannot accept the conduct in his personal life that we have discovered freeze was making more than five million dollars a year his program is under nc aa investigation out alleging academic booster and recruiting misconduct man and boyer hospitalized after being rescued from a car that slammed into a light pole and southern illinois and burst into flame james today i'm tim mcguire it be radio news president trump is lashing out at special counsel robert muller ap's met small reports he doesn't think moeller should be leaving the investigation of russian meddling in last year's election because he was one subbed for the top job in the fbi president trump's suggests special counsel robert muller has an ax to grind in a new york times interview he also has legislative experience working in the house and senate at the pentagon and at the heritage foundation a conservative think tank some critics are questioning this choice since president trump had campaigned against lobbyists getting key positions the last two picks dropped out said it nomination is still needed jackie quinn washington the sears will begin selling its appliances amazoncom including smart appliances that can be sync with amazon's voice assistant alexa sears which also owns kmart says it's kenmore smart appliances will be fully integrated with amazon's alexa allowing users to control things like airconditioners through voice commands sears struggled with.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:11 min | 4 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"You believe that that was over the twelve percent increase in april he then voted for the 63 cent increase this week any drag six other assembly people whip and get allowed three other democrats the chance not to vote on this chad maize you heard his anger you heard him carrying on for about the california taxpayer ju here that could you get a bigger fake could you get a bigger phony and then and then we find out that job the vets where we come back he's got he's got an affair affair going odd with another republican politician while they were married and i betcha he gave some really impassioned speeches to his wife about the sanctity their marriage on and then he went off at had an affair honor and now it gives this impassioned speech about gas taxes and runs often raises gas prices sixty three cents way again well what's going on in your valley what's going on in san benito county with this chad base you people crazy you can't get a bigger political fraud the jed base you cannot get a bigger one you're it is words well next up is mark stein a north because he's also a big phony these the republican from rancho cucamonga who went along with raising your gas prices and we're going to play for you a piece of audio from just a few months ago we was renting about that gas tax passing these guys are such foodies come enough john and ken show endeavor mark has been is former la county sheriff league balcony soon be put behind bars a federal judge ruled economic remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction for scheming to derail an fbi investigation the judge says the bacha failed to raise as a substantial question it's likely to result in a reversal of his conviction or a new trial is scheduled to report to prison tuesday to start his threeyear sentence an an and the sacramento area has been arrested for stabbing and barbecue and get family's pet turtle an amazon for all sears is going to start selling kenmore appliances on amazoncom that include smart appliances that can be sync with amazon's voice assistant alexa.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:57 min | 4 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"The death belly trip for blades for the pacific northwest air fresheners for the southwest 'kulikov wissam quality parts and a little napa know how you can keep your the road warrior running longer stronger for many more vacations toco that's napa know how traffic weather and business reports this is wbz news radio 1030 error boston know wbz news time one eighteen lots of clouds eighty five degrees in boston good thursday afternoon i'm td gal wbz news here's what we're following in the wbz news round oj simpson is seeking freedom his parole hearing is underway in nevada where he's been serving time for an armed robbery attorney general jeff sessions says he will stay in office as long as it's appropriate this after president trump publicly told the new york times he wouldn't have nominated sessions if he knew that sessions is going to recuse himself from the russia investigation and sears will be selling appliances on amazon and here's italian some the smart appliance they they sell can now be things with amazon's voice assistant alexa on wall street the dow is still in the red it's down nearly twenty points the nasdaq is up seven and the sp 500 that is up just about two points other news today some news that the people a chipotle lay well may find hard to swallow follow it's the latest in a series of health scares further restaurant i'm not giving up on a facebook video shows mice crawling around floors and up walls of a downtown dallas store corporate caught word and issued an apology the company though is still trying to recover from their high profile e coli case back in 2015 and a recent crisis in virginia where several stores were shut down after after a bunch of people got sick chelsea weighed cbs news dallas what you millennials.

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"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

02:08 min | 4 years ago

"voice assistant alexa" Discussed on KOMO

"That but session did stepping away from that investigation was extremely unfair kam president also blast robert muller that's what count the leading the russia investigation saying that hit off is rife with conflict of interest okay so something that many people are taking as a threat saying that if investigators look into any of the trump family finances not tied to the russia investigation would cross a line he said that will be a violation i've heard some analysts say that about a person in jeff sessions position hearing the president say what he said yesterday that interview with that sessions raw or other attorney generals might just resigned as an indication that might happen and yet but it certainly something that everybody is bracing for and keeping an eye out you'd actually gonna have a press conference this morning here in washington that had already been scheduled to see what type of question to get that it it pretty hard to imagine and going to work in such a position as prominent it's like that knowing that you're by the lord dick you in a he'd clearly he wing about they know that kukal happening march another interesting day in the nation's capital karen we appreciate your time navy sees karen travers with us from the lighthouse komo news time eight twenty piper our propel insurance money update now and amazon is added again mouse sears will begin selling kenmore appliances on amazoncom including no coincidence smart appliances that can be sync up with amazon's voice assistant alexa and that announcement before the opening bell this morning sent shares of sears up eleven percent sears also owns kmart and says that it's kenmore smart appliances will be fully integrated with alexa allowing users to fully control things like air conditioners through voice commands tomato flavored potato chips are coming to a supermarket near you why i don't know that doesn't sound delicious to you fritolay as announced the three finalists of their do us a flavor potato chip contest the finalists fried green tomato krispy taco and everything bagel with cream cheese potato chip lovers can try to new flavors when the chips hit the grocery store shelves this coming monday the trump.

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