In the almighty pursuit of efficiency, Alexa’s powers to liberate people from menial mental chores and keep entire organizations on-time and on-track reading from (listening to) the same script does have extraordinary benefits. But, is it much more than a digital intercom system — that we essentially already have three versions of — that have gone by the wayside due to digital disuse? Penny, for your digital thoughts.
From Amazon: Today, people spend too much of their day on tedious tasks at work, like managing their calendars, dialing in to meetings, or searching for information. But Alexa can help solve this problem by acting as an intelligent assistant at work. Alexa for Business makes it easy for you to use Alexa in your organization. Alexa for Business gives you the tools you need to manage Alexa devices, enroll your users, and assign skills, at scale. You can build your own context-aware voice skills using the Alexa Skills Kit, and the Alexa for Business APIs, and you can make these available as private skills for your organization. Alexa for Business also makes it easy to voice-enable your products and services, providing context-aware voice experiences for your customers.