How our scientists are making Alexa smarter
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Amazon Alexa inspires the next generation of Innovators

Year 10 Cambridge LaunchPad Innovator students from Coleridge Community College, North Cambridge Academy and the Stephen Perse Foundation were invited by Amazon to take part in a day of practical activities.

Smart through everyday life: “Alexa, is it raining today?”

Alexa plays music, reads the news, knows the latest football results, the best recipes and memorizes the shopping list. And with Alexa's weather forecast, nobody must stand in the rain.

Prime Reading is now available for all Prime Members in France

Prime members are now able to read from hundreds of top Kindle books, including novels, travel guides, children's books, and more - all at no additional cost Members can start reading now by downloading the free Kindle app for iOS and Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet

Amazon creates more than 650 new permanent jobs in Bucharest

The Corporate Office and Technology Development Centre will continue to focus on developing new and innovative features, including helping to build the speech and language solutions behind Alexa.

Alexa's newest teacher is you

A team of Amazon linguists and data scientists makes it easy for you to teach your language or dialect to Alexa.

Sharing STEM workshops with Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg

“Amazon rekognition” and our voice-controlled personal assistant “Alexa” were the protagonist in our latest tech exploratory lab at the Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg.

Amazon Academy: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In Brussels, we held our first Amazon Academy around the theme of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The inside story of how the Kindle was born

Early development team reveals untold details on Kindle e-reader’s 10-year anniversary

Amatrice raises from the ashes through literature

Students at the University of Udine joined forces with Amazon for the initiative 'An eBook for Amatrice', which donated a digital library to the town in Lazio devastated by an earthquake in 2016.

Introducing new accessibility features on Kindle and Fire

Accessible Math arrives on Kindle e-books; new Gestures come to VoiceView on Fire

Introducing new accessibility features for Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV

Features include braille input/output for Fire tablets and magnification for Fire TV, for blind and visually impaired customers.

Amazon Academy: How we're helping people with disabilities

In our first Amazon Academy on Accessibility, we discussed with the policymakers how Amazon devices can help remove barriers for people with disabilities.

Children’s author scores a goal against cystic fibrosis

Journalist and football aficionado Martin Smith has found self-publishing to be an opportunity to raise awareness on cystic fibrosis, a condition that has affected him since childhood. It turned out to be the start of a new, unexpected chapter in his life.

Amazon Echo and Alexa come to Europe

Alexa has a wide range of capabilities and she’s getting smarter each day. Ask her to play music, answer questions, get the news and weather, create to-do lists, help manage your smart home devices, or even read books to you.
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