If Amazon has its way, the generative AI wars are heading home.
During its fall showcase, Amazon on Wednesday announced a range of updates for its hardware and software, including improvements for various smart screens, TV tech, smart eyeglasses and security devices. However, powering all of them is Amazon’s new large language model, Alexa LLM, which could help connected devices actually seem smarter.
For Amazon’s Fire TV, Alexa LLM will help improve how people search for movies and shows — or offer suggestions based what they’ve seen or want to see. The improved Alexa will also be in the new version of Amazon’s smart glasses, the Echo Frames. It’ll also power the newly unveiled Echo Hub, an 8-inch mountable touchscreen wall panel that can be used for controlling all the devices in a smart home. Other features will help translate calls, assist people with mobility and speech disabilities, set mood lighting, activate cameras, control air conditioning, and operate vacuum cleaners.