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Make it so, Alexa: Amazon adds a few new Star Trek skills to AI assistant’s repertoire

Make it so, Alexa: Amazon adds a few new Star Trek skills to AI assistant’s repertoire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has stated the Alexa voice-activated AI assistant was inspired by the talking computer on “Star Trek,” so it solely is smart that Alexa is saluting the newest incarnation of the Star Trek saga.

“Star Trek: Discovery” premieres Sunday on CBS All Entry, and within the present’s honor, Amazon has added a few methods that Echo, Dot and different Alexa-enabled gadgets can exhibit.

In the event you say “Alexa, harm report,” you’ll get a fast replace on the climate and offbeat information, with a quirky signoff.

What’s the dominant life kind on the planet Phylos? To check your data of Star Trek trivia, say “Alexa, open Star Trek.” (Yours really received three out of three.)

So as to add some Trek sound results to your humdrum life, say “Alexa, pink alert!’ … “Alexa, beam me up!” … or “Alexa, fireplace photon torpedoes!”

Listed here are a few different methods to strive:

In the event you actually need to Trek out, you’ll be able to dispense with “Alexa” and go with “Computer” because the wake phrase on your Echo, ideally spoken in a commanding Captain Kirk tone of voice.

And for the last word mashup of Amazon and Star Trek, fireplace up “Star Trek Beyond” on Amazon Prime video and look ahead to Bezos’ cameo appearance as an alien Starfleet official. The world’s richest Star Trek actor delivers his solely line — “Converse usually” — on the 13:12 mark.

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