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Weekly Digest: Airbnb, Deutsche Telekom, and Bamboo Learning Create New Voice Experiences
Amazon launches echo devices in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates
Amazon has launched the Echo line of smart devices in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and taught Alexa to speak Arabic. The voice assistant can now speak Gulf Arabic, the local dialect of the language known as Khaleeji through the six types of Echo smart speaker and smart display now on sale in both countries. Via Voicebot.ai.
Airbnb powers customer support with task-oriented Conversational AI
Airbnb adopted an automated support system, which employs task-oriented conversational AI technology and brings Mutual Cancellation among other features feature. The company developed AI models that help guests and hosts resolve cancellation and refund issues without a CS agent. This empowers hosts and guests to decide what is best for them, while allowing us to focus CS agent hours where they are needed most. Via Machine Learning Times.
Magenta voice assistant by Deutsche Telekom powers smart home hub
Magenta TV by Deutsche Telekom has been upgraded to a smart home hub powered by its Magenta voice assistant. The new Telekom Home Experience app turns the smart television into a large smart display with control over the home Wi-Fi, smart devices, and access to Magenta’s information and services. Via Voicebot.ai.
Bamboo Learning introduces voice-enabled app for children
Bamboo Learning released the Bamboo Learning App for iOS, a touch, and voice-enabled reading and listening learning program for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The new app offers children a unique, voice-driven, self-paced experience for reading and listening to books and incorporates interactive activities to improve reading fluency and comprehension, promote active listening, expand vocabulary, and boost confidence. Via PR Web.