Having conquered the home, Amazon wants to get Alexa into the workplace. New features for the digital assistant represent progress on that front.
With the holidays coming up, Amazon has gifted Alexa, its increasingly ubiquitous digital assistant, with a variety of new productivity features that further the company’s reach into the workplace.
Amazon recently updated the design for its Alexa-enabled Echo devices.
The new features are centered around scheduling and reminders. Alexa’s abilities here were previously limited to a handful of applications, putting the digital assistant at a disadvantage against Microsoft Cortana and Google Assistant in a way that hampered efforts to get it embraced in the office.