Alexa is now much smarter thanks to LLM
Amazon announced a new generative Alexa AI, an AI-powered version of its popular voice assistant. This new version of Alexa is powered by a custom-built large language model (LLM) that has been optimized for voice interactions.
This means that Alexa AI will be able to converse more naturally with users, and it will be able to understand and respond to more complex requests.
Alexa AI is as personal as it gets
A new large language model (LLM) for its voice assistant Alexa was introduced by Amazon, which it claims is more conversational, has less latency, and offers real-time information than ChatGPT. Amazon also says that its LLM is more personalized and can perform tasks in the real world, such as reminding users of their favorite team's football game.
To illustrate this, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy performed a live demo where he asked Alexa about his favorite football team, Vanderbilt University. Alexa correctly remembered that Vanderbilt was Jassy's favorite team, and it also responded in a joyful voice when Jassy asked if his team had won.
Jassy also asked Alexa to write a message to his friends to remind them to watch the upcoming Vanderbilt football game and send it to his phone. Alexa performed the task within a few seconds.
Amazon also showed a promotional video where it suggested that the new Alexa LLM was "part of the family" for users.
What can Alexa AI offer?
The new generative AI version of Alexa is still under development, but Amazon has already announced a number of new capabilities that it will have.
For example, Alexa AI will be able to:
- Have more natural and engaging conversations with users
- Follow instructions and complete requests more thoughtfully
- Answer questions in a comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open-ended, challenging, or strange
- Generate different creative text formats of text content, like poems, code, scripts, musical pieces, emails, letters, etc.