"Amazon's Alexa is getting smarter for parents"
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Amazon's Alexa is getting smarter for parents
She's more conscientious.
If I was to say to you, shh, the baby's sleeping?
You would know exactly, as a human, what to do.
You would lower your voice, you'd be conscientious.
You'd think about the situation.
And we're trying to teach these kinds of things to Alexa as well.
Let me give you an example of what this looks like, just bring up an Echo here.
Take it off mute.
Alexa, play a lullaby.
Here's a station by lullaby music.
Lullaby's a bedtime music.
From Amazon music.
All right, before you all fall asleep, Alexa, stop.
And I'd be remiss not to say Alexa is more fun.
She is the largest repository of corny jokes that we know of.
But in addition to that this year we announced Free Time for Alexa, and now we can bring the fun, and conversation of Alexa down to Kids of all ages.
It starts with world class parental controls and those are built in.
Those are sort of cost of entry to be able to build something like this for kids.
But today, we're adding a number of new features, including Routines, a very popular feature we announced for everyone a while back so that parents can set up routines for their kids In addition, we're adding very popular kid's podcasts, including Story Pirates and Ear Snacks.
Kids are gonna love those!
And one of my personal favorites, we're adding over 1,000 audible books to FreeTime for Alexa.
Kids love to listen to books and there's no better place to do it for audible and that's built in to the free tap.
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