Amazon Web Services widespread outage causes Alexa to lost her voice

Alexa, how deeply can you embed yourself in our lives?

Alexa, how deeply can you embed yourself in our lives?

It looks like Amazon's clever Alexa Super Bowl ad where Alexa, the company's voice-activated assistant, loses its voice, has come to life.

"For instance, if a person from the US, who only speaks English, attends a wedding in Tokyo and doesn't speak Japanese, Alexa would be able to help that person hold a conversation in Japanese".

Beyond language itself, the company wants Alexa to gain a well-rounded knowledge of the cultures in which the translated languages are spoken. This is according to eMarketer who reported that since the first time Amazon Echo was launched, tens of millions of Alexa devices have been purchased.

Alexa can already translate short phrases and words in Spanish, German, French and Italian but cannot decipher more meaningful or contextual situations that languages often need. The Pixel Buds' real-time translation feature received mixed reviews. Presumably, this functionality will be available from Amazon's app and Alexa app, too.

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The sources also expect that one day Alexa will be so advanced that a single device could translate multiple people speaking multiple different languages at the same time.

Amazon, which now offers AI translation as a service for developers, does not now provide cultural context or understanding through Alexa.

Yahoo's anonymous sources also discussed the physical Alexa device. When you finally do get something out of Alexa, it will be the fact that it's lost connection.

AWS services and Amazon Alexa functionality are now back online. The chip is expected to power Alexa's artificial intelligence features, and may be a component for whenever the real-time language translation service will be rolled out.

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