In first overseas jaunt, Amazon’s Alexa to arrive in U.K., Germany

Alexa, Amazon.com’s voice-enabled digital concierge, is going places. Amazon said Wednesday that customers in the U.K. and Germany will now be able to interact with Alexa and buy Echo and Echo Dot home speakers, devices animated by the artificial-intelligence software. In the U.K., a land, as has been often said, separated from its American colonies by a common language, Alexa will sport a British accent. In Germany, Alexa will speak the language, its first public foray beyond Shakespeare’s tongue. Most Read Stories Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks. The announcement is an important milestone. Until now a U.S. homebody, Alexa is making its first steps toward global conquest in what’s bound to become a competitive race with Apple, Google, Microsoft and others for domination of voice-powered user interfaces. “Millions…


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