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Amazon lets you opt out of human review for Alexa recordings: Here's how to do so

Amazon is now letting users opt of human or manual review of their Alexa voice recordings. Here's how you can go to the settings in the website and the Alexa app to change the option and also delete individual recordings.

Amazon plans high-end Echo, ramps up work on Alexa home robot

The robot, previously reported by Bloomberg, has wheels and can be controlled by Alexa voice commands, the people said. 


Alexa goes in depth for elections, into users’ homes for cricket

Alexa is now used more widely in India since its launch a couple of years back. The virtual assistant is available in at least 16 different devices and even as a smartphone app across platforms.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: How to track match scores, highlights with Alexa on Echo

To keep a track of ongoing ICC 2019 matches users can just ask Alexa 'what's the cricket score'.

Amazon Alexa voice remote for FireTV Stick can now search directly for Netflix content

A user can use the Alexa voice search on the remote to search for and play content from Netflix, in addition to Prime Video and Music. Search results will appear even if a user has not logged in to or subscribed to Netflix.

Amazon patent shows Alexa may record you before being summoned: Report

Amazon has filed a patent application with the US Patent & Trademark Office which details about a system that can capture and process portions of a spoken command that may occur before a wake word such as "Alexa".


Siri and Alexa Fuel Sexism, UN Finds

The report borrows its title — “I’d Blush if I Could” — from a standard response from Siri, the Apple voice assistant, when a user hurled a gendered expletive at it. When a user tells Alexa, “You’re hot,” her typical response has been a cheery, “That’s nice of you to say!”

Amazon introduces Alexa Skills Blueprints in India to let users create their personal Alexa skills

Amazon has launched Alexa Skills Blueprints program in India, where it will allow users to create and share their custom AI skills for Alexa.

Amazon’s Alexa has 80,000 apps -- and not a single runaway hit

Echo-branded smart speakers have attracted millions of fans with their ability to play music and respond to queries spoken from across the room but almost four years after inviting outside developers to write apps for Alexa, it has yet to offer a transformative new experience.

ACT Fibernet bundles free Amazon Fire TV Stick, Alexa Voice Remote with select plans

ACT Fibernet is offering Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote on select plans in Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.