Alexa Has Over 10,000 Skills

Alexa Has Over 10,000 Skills

Amazon’s Alexa framework was released alongside the Echo device in 2014. Since then, the home robot has learned a ton of skills, Amazon’s word for a voice activated program or software conduit. Alexa has learned to unlock doors and order food for example. Yesterday, Amazon celebrated Alexa’s 10,000th skill. However, many are saying the vast majority of those skills are utterly useless. Does anyone really need to know what shoe was created 20 years ago today?

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