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  • Writer's pictureSarah Ruivivar

Alexa's New AI-Powered Experience: Chat, Music and Games

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CES 2024 has been a hotbed of innovation, with generative AI taking centre stage.

Among the tech giants making waves, Amazon has been particularly noteworthy with its new AI-powered experiences for Alexa.

In a bid to revolutionise user interaction, Amazon has teamed up with three developers - Character.AI, Splash, and Volley. These collaborations have resulted in exciting new Alexa experiences that are now available in the Amazon Alexa Skill Store.

Character.AI has brought fictional characters to life, enabling Alexa users to engage in real-time conversations with personas like Librarian Linda, a personal trainer, or even a simulated Socrates. Imagine discussing philosophy with one of the greatest thinkers in history - all in the comfort of your living room!

Splash, an AI music company, has launched a free Alexa Skill that lets users create songs using their voice. Users can choose a musical genre, add lyrics, and sing or rap along. The best part? You can download your custom songs by simply asking Alexa to send a link to your mobile phone.

Volley, a Voice AI game developer, has introduced a modern version of the classic "20 Questions" game. This generative AI-powered game interacts with users, asking questions, providing hints, and even explaining "yes or no questions" to help players out.

Amazon's recent AI enhancements to Alexa have given the virtual assistant a more opinionated personality, with the ability to adjust its tone and response to express human emotions. The tech giant has also launched a kids-focused feature, "Explore with Alexa," offering kid-friendly conversations, fun facts, and trivia questions.

Amazon's CES announcements also include the integration of Fire TV into Panasonic's new smart TVs in 2024, Matter Casting support on Fire TV and Echo Show 15 devices, and the latest generation of robotaxi Zoox.

With these AI-powered experiences, Amazon is truly redefining the way we interact with technology. Alexa is no longer just a virtual assistant - it's a chat partner, a music producer, and a game companion. Now, that's what we call a tech revolution!

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