Jeff Bezos believes artificial intelligence could be Amazon’s fourth pillar

Amazon as it sits today is propped up by three major pillars: its retail marketplace, Amazon Prime subscription service and Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud computing service. Jeff Bezos, however, is open to a fourth pillar. The Amazon founder and CEO recently told Re/code’s Walt Mossberg that there are at least two potential fourth pillars in the works: Amazon Studios, the original content arm of Amazon Video, and Alexa, the voice assistant that powers the Echo speaker. Speaking of the latter, Bezos said he thinks there are going to be a bunch of artificially intelligent agents in the world, adding that users may not ask the same AI for everything. The executive said he believes the average household will use a number of specialized AIs and is excited to…


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