Amazon Alexa News
In 2020, Amazon came out with an update on Alexa in India which had a smart assistant to share information about COVID-19 symptoms and cases in India. Amazon further said that all of this information is sourced from the Indian government’s CoWIN portal, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website as well as MapmyIndia. All users need to do is say, "Alexa, where can I get a COVID-19 test?".
Amazon has given all the information on Alexa about vaccine availability and eligibility for more than 85 countries. Alexa will help with a list of nearby locations where COVID-19 vaccines are there and users can also enquire about it by asking Alexa to “call the first one” from the list to connect to a specific location. Available in multiple devices, Amazon Alexa will also be able to answer other vaccine-related queries like phone numbers and other details.
With this feature, users get an option to share their songs with their Alexa contacts on their Echo devices. Amazon said on its website that if someone shares a song with you, Alexa will send a notification on your Echo device. To get started, you’ll need to enable Alexa Communications on your account by opening your Alexa app and navigating to the Communicate tab.
Alexa has become a household name in India and other parts of the world. The Amazon module that works on the concept of voice recognition got immensely popular within no time. But do you know who the brain behind the machine is? It is the brainchild of an Indian man, Rohit Prasad, who hails from Jharkhand capital Ranchi.