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Voice assistant, HealthTech, Alexa skills

This is How People are Using Voice Assistants During Coronavirus

From helping to detect positive cases of infection to simply managing people's routines at home, voice assistants are busier than ever.

Most notably, in China they're even joining health workers on the front lines to help detect and guide those with COVID-19. Although they're also proving mighty helpful simply sitting at home, playing music and setting reminders for those not used to spending so long indoors.

Here's a quick look at what voice assistants are up to lately.

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Productivity, Alexa skills, Virtual assistant

6 Alexa Skills to Use While You're Stuck at Home

More people are working from home now than ever, and unless you're a happy introvert who usually lives in quarantine anyway, then you're likely itching for some stimulus.

Well, if you have a voice device sitting in your home, particularly one with Amazon Alexa, then your dragging days are about to get a bit more interesting. Between raiding the fridge and staring at the screen, try out these six Alexa skills to keep you focused, relaxed, and optimistic.

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Culture, Alexa skills, Diversity

Connecting and Educating Communities with Voice

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Black History month is upon us, but for Kiki Monifa, a former lawyer turned flash briefing extraordinaire, black history is every day of the year.

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Alexa skills, Google Actions, Sustainability

How Voice Assistants Are Helping the Environment—and How They Could Do More

 

While much more needs to happen for meaningful environmental action, with almost 8 billion of us roaming the earth, individual changes still count as either helping to advance or pacify the effects.

In the last decade, we've collectively turned to technology in the hopes that it will help us tidy up. From ocean cleanups to a literal machine that removes CO2 emissions from the atmosphere, technologists are going all in to ensure a livable planet for future generations.

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Alexa skills, Google Actions,

Festive Voice Skills to Brighten up Your Holiday


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'Tis the season for celebration, family-time, and...turning on your festive lights with Alexa.

From Christmas to Kwanzaa, Voice is revving everyone up for the winter season with a cozy collection of festive skills and actions. We set out to find the most fun and interesting ones from Amazon Alexa and Google Home so you can switch on your festive mood with Voice.

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Voice games, Voice assistant, Alexa skills

Matchbox.io Uses Voice-First Games as A Natural Way of Learning

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Alexa and gaming have been rubbing shoulders since day one. From guiding children through LEGO adventures to multi-player trivia games for bored drivers, Voice has proven to be the new frontier of gaming.

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Inside VOICE podcast, Smart devices, Alexa skills

Daniel Hill: Micro-Casting Is the New Way to Build an Audience

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Most people love a good podcast. They make the drive home feel shorter and the mindless house chores seem less of a bore. You can listen to an entire true crime documentary, enjoy a comedy standup, and keep up with the latest trends in any subject you like.

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Alexa skills,

This Alexa Skill Answers The Questions About LGBTQ+ You're Too Shy to Ask

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Voice technology, Voice assistant, Alexa skills

Tellables: Turning Stories Into Interactive Experiences With Voice Assistants

Voice technology and storytelling have become two peas in a pod. From Alexa Skills that read children's bedtime stories to branded audiobooks and podcasts, storytelling through voice devices is now one of the most powerful mediums to engage people of all ages.

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