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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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Virtual assistant,

Meet Viv: The Next Generation of Virtual Assistance

"Imagine a world where you always have a digital [being] by your side, ready to help you. It gets to know you, follows you around, stays in your pocket or at home; it's always there to get things done, primarily through conversation."

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Voice technology, Virtual assistant,

Here's How The Military is Using Voice Technology

Voice technology in the military is a sensitive subject. Nobody wants to think about how the benevolent tech helping patients track their meds and supporting children with dyslexia may also be aiding deadly attacks in foreign countries.

But if we're to touch on all the fields where voice tech is making a difference, then the military should be no exception. Besides, highlighting the uses of voice in warfare may inspire new ideas on how voice can help the people caught in the midst of it.

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Chatbot, Virtual assistant, Conversational design

AI Chatbot Upgrades Fan Experience at Sports Venues

Where's my seat? What is the best hot dog vendor? Which beer tastes less like water? 

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HealthTech, Virtual assistant, Conversational design

Alan: The AI Companion For First Responders

Here's the problem: there are 2.25 million public safety officers in the U.S. and only 100.000 dispatchers. This means police, firefighters, and medical service providers—all of whom are usually in time-sensitive situations—have to wait for a dispatcher to become available so they can get the 101 on the situation ahead. 

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Virtual assistant, Accessibility,

AI Hearing Aids Talk to Voice Assistants and Track Your Heart Rate

One of the fastest growing audiences for virtual assistants isn't Millennials or Gen Z, as many would predict, it's actually adults aged 55 and over.

These adults are using smart speakers and virtual assistants for everything from medication management and accident prevention to keeping in touch with their families. But an intriguingly personal form of virtual assistance is now making a dent in the AI market: hearing aids

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Development, Google Assistant, Voice assistant

Developers, Meet Mycroft – A Private, Open Source Virtual Assistant

Image credit: Mycroft AI

Developers, what if we told you that you don’t always have to battle with limited voice platforms? That’s right, allow us to introduce you to Mycroft (no, not Microsoft), a virtual assistant that is 100% open source.

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