Amazon's Echo Show 15 includes new Alexa Widgets

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Speaker 1: Introducing echo show 15, the new digital heart of your home, bringing all of the things that make your household tick into one place. It can be wall mounted or placed on a stand in portrait or landscape, whatever works best for your space. For my family, it quickly became the family, our home connection hub and doubles as a kitchen TV, the devices large 15.6 in screen makes it possible [00:00:30] to quickly see all of the information that's most important to you and your family. In addition to the rotating home content that customers are familiar with on echo show today are introducing a brand new user interface with Alexa, widgets that make it easy to customize the display with information. That's always up to date eco show 15 makes accessing a shared family calendar. Really simple. Any family member can add events [00:01:00] to the calendar and one can see it in one aggregated view. Speaker 1: I personally love the sticky notes. You can just ask Alexa to leave a little note of encouragement or tell your family when you'll be home for dinner. We also know that staying organized at home, doesn't just apply to managing schedules. It also so means finding simple ways for you to manage your smart home. That's why we designed a widget that lets you see [00:01:30] all your favorite devices in one place and at your fingertips with a simple glance at my smart home widget, I can tell if my desk lamp is still on after I've powered down for the day and turn it off with just a tap and we're making it even easier for you to keep an eye on things around your home. Now you can see live camera views while listening to music, following a recipe or doing other things on your echo show 15 or Alexa can show you the feed from your ring video [00:02:00] doorbell while you're cooking or listening to music. Speaker 1: We and just designed this device to make everyday life simpler. We built it to be fun too. We think of it as a kitchen TV just much, much smarter with support for 10 ADP, full HD video streaming. You can easily catch up on the news or watch any of your favorite shows on services like prime video, Netflix, my family and I have been watching Cinderella on prime video, which I highly recommend. [00:02:30] And starting later this year, sling TV is coming to all existing echo show devices, giving our customers even more access to the content they love on the devices. They already own like many of our customers. I tend to put my devices in communal spaces around my home. And sometimes that means I want the device to truly fade into the background like when I'm having guests over. So now you can ask Alexa to show the [00:03:00] photo frame, which will display your favorite family pictures or pre-loaded art making it look like it's part of your decor features like the photo frame, make our devices really delightful in these communal spaces. Speaker 1: What makes it even more delightful is when the content on the screen is personalized, tailored to you, your schedule, your tastes and your preferences to deliver this level of personalization. We had to build several new technologies. [00:03:30] Let me talk about a few of them. Last year we introduced AZ one, a custom designed edge processor. This Excel rate, speech recognition processing and reduces latency. Today. We're announcing that echos show 15 is powered by our next generation neural ledge processor a Z two, a Z two is a quad core scalable architecture capable of 22 times more tops. That's trillions of operations per second, [00:04:00] compared to the previous generation. And it can process computer vision workloads in parallel on device. This powerful processor enables customers to personalize their experience. Using a new feature. We're calling visual ID with visual ID. Alexa can now recognize you when you are in the a cameras field of view. Speaker 1: Once Alexa has recognized you, the ambient display will show content that's personalized for you. It will show your personal calendar, enable [00:04:30] you to send personalized sticky notes to members of your family or even show your recently played music. We built visual ID with privacy at its founding. It's optional. You have to enroll to use the feature. All processing happens on device and you can delete your visual ID profile at any time personalization doesn't stop with calendars and reminders. We took it a step further. Alexa can also personalize your preferences. [00:05:00] Last year, we introduced the ability for customers to directly teach Alexa. Later this year, you can use that technology to teach Alexa that you're a vegetarian or a Seattle Seahawks fan. Alexa will remember these preferences. When you ask her for recipes, local restaurants or sports scores over the past few year, we've added the ability for Alexa to understand certain sounds like glass break, dog barking, or baby crying. Speaker 1: [00:05:30] Alexa can even understand the sound of a snore, which has been very popular in our home. But each of these sounds took a full team of engineers to craft the right algorithm and that just as and scale also, every household is unique. We shouldn't be the ones deciding, which sounds matter to you. So today we're introducing custom sounds, which will enable customers to teach Alexa to recognize distinct sounds in their homes. Take an open refrigerator. [00:06:00] For example, if you teach Alexa to learn the beeping sound that your fridge makes, when it's left open, you can have Alexa send a notification to close the door. So your food doesn't go bad. Our goal is for you to be able to personalize your exp with the introduction of visual ID teachable, AI and custom sounds. We are one step closer to that vision of AI for everyone. ECOS show 15 will be available for [00:06:30] 2 49 later this year, and it will receive the climate pledge friendly badge on amazon.com. We can wait to see how echo show 15 helps families stay organized, connected, and entertained. We hope it will help put time back on your side so you can spend time with the people you love.

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