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  • Alexa learns skills so Echo users don't have to
  • Alexa learns skills so Echo users don't have to
    Patrick (2016) ©

Alexa learns skills so Echo users don't have to

Do you know how to cook a lasagna? Can you curate a workout? For those with an Amazon Echo, saying the right words can lead to learning in no time. With Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa now knowing over 12,000 skills, self-improvement is available on-demand.



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