Amazon’s Alexa could eventually outsmart rival voice assistants

Most tech giants are consistently improving their effort at developing a kind of voice assistant that can prove to be user’s personal Einstein. Among them is Amazon, who recently nabbed an AI expert, Hassan Sawaf of eBay, to especially focus on users and determine what they want. Hassan Sawaf, who was previously the artificial intelligence executive at eBay, has now been appointed as Amazon’s director of artificial intelligence. According to Sawaf’s LinkedIn page, Amazon can now be expected to focus on ‘the user experience of its search capability across all products and businesses.’ “eBay has wide and deep capabilities in AI across the technology organization, and recently completed two acquisitions…that contribute tech and talent to our AI and machine learning/machine translation capabilities,” an eBay spokeswoman said in an email to…


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