Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app



Alexa debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year – built into a range of newly launched HP, Asus, Acer and Lenovo notebooks – and is now available for download on all compatible devices.

There are no PC-specific controls for Alexa at this point, but Amazon said it plans to add “PC-specific capabilities” early in 2019.

Moving beyond managing entertainment and smart home apps, Alexa’s presence on Windows 10 is aimed at work productivity and serves to highlight the AI assistant’s rise in office environments – much as the iPhone in 2007 moved quickly from individual users to become a mainstay of the workforce.

There are now more that 25,000 Alexa skills available, including a growing list targeted specifically at business users.

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Source:: IT news – Hardware Systems