26 Sep, 2019FORTUNE.COM
Amazon’s digital voice assistant Alexa is getting smarter and louder, if the company’s event on Wednesday is any indication.
At Amazon headquarters in Seattle, the company unveiled a number of new Alexa-enabled devices, including a high-end speaker called the Echo Studio, the Echo Show 8 combining a screen and a speaker, noise-canceling earbuds, smart eyewear, and a bedroom mood-lighting device called the Echo Glow.
The new crop of products, introduced by senior vice president of Amazon devices Dave Limp, expands the line up into new categories to keep fueling the momentum for the Alexa ecosystem, which has grown rapidly since the company rolled out its first voice assistant in 2014. Amazon says there are over 85,000 Alexa-enabled devices on the market. And Alexa itself is capable of performing over 100,000 “skills,” or tasks, now, according to the company. ...