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Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 2:46PM EST
Jimmy Fallon partners with Amazon to tell jokes on Alexa
For the next month, if Echo users ask Alexa to "tell me a joke," she'll introduce her "friend Jimmy." "Jimmy" will then deliver a joke.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 6:07PM EDT
Westworld launches an eerie voice game for Amazon's Alexa devices
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The "choose your own adventure game" Westworld: The Maze is now available on all Alexa-enabled devices.
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Amazon is promoting its Alexa as your TV-watching buddy in new ad campaign
Source: Ad Week
Watch Alexa answer questions about your favorite shows -- and crack jokes about them.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
How does The Good Place’s Janet compare to artificial intelligence assistants like Siri and Alexa?
The NBC comedy’s android character, played by D'Arcy Carden, is like a search engine on steroids, says Brittany Levine Beckman. “How Janet learns is kinda, sorta like how artificial neural networks, which are modeled off the human brain, work,” she says. “… She gains knowledge as she encounters new things, but we don’t know how she gets from point A to point B, and neither does she, really.
- D’Arcy Carden describes what it's like to play Janet
- Manny Jacinto got Jason Mendoza’s voice from a YouTube video that he won’t reveal
- William Jackson Harper details his Chidi audition process: “I was going in for a guy named Chris…”
- Jameela Jamil: “I’m English, so phony niceness comes very naturally to me”
- The Good Place represents Kristen Bell’s “second act”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
Amazon’s streaming rivals get a plug when Alexa is asked about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Golden Globes chances
Amazon's virtual assistant is surprisingly high on the chances for Netflix’s Stranger Things and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
Posted Thursday 9/14/17 at 2:43PM EDT
South Park sets off viewers Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Season 21 premiere featured the cartoon characters yelling commands that wreaked havoc on people who owned either of the voice-operated home assistants. PLUS: The season premiere offered only a restrained take on white supremacy, Parker and Stone are having trouble figuring out how to handle white nationalists, and they brilliantly avoided Trump.