Amazon Alexa to grow to be extra superior utilizing an upgraded AI mannequin, says CEO

Ever for the reason that launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the unreal intelligence (AI) race has taken a brand new tempo. Huge tech giants like Google and Microsoft are already taking a lead. Newest to hitch is Amazon. CEO Andy Jassy not too long ago stated that Amazon is planning to make its voice assistant- Alexa, ‘the world’s greatest private assistant’.

Throughout an earnings name, Jassy stated that the corporate is constructing a extra highly effective giant language mannequin (LLM) than the present one powering Alexa at current. On the occasion, he confused that Amazon will proceed to put money into AI in cloud computing providers.

“Our current announcement on Massive Language Fashions (LLMs) and generative AI and the chips and managed providers related to them is one other current instance,” he added.

“And I feel that’s going to essentially quickly speed up our imaginative and prescient of turning into the world’s greatest private assistant. I feel there’s a big enterprise mannequin beneath it,” the Amazon chief said.

For these unaware, Amazon introduced the Bedrock service for generative AI service in a restricted preview earlier this month. AWS will supply entry to its personal first-party language fashions referred to as Titan by the Bedrock.

Amazon introduced its income for Q1, 2023. The corporate revealed that the web gross sales rose by 9% to $127.4 billion within the first quarter, in contrast with $116.4 billion in Q1, 2022. Amazon Internet Companies (AWS) section additionally gross sales elevated 16% year-over-year to $21.4 billion.

Talking about Alexa and the way the corporate needs to make it world’s greatest private assistant, Jassy stated, “I feel when individuals typically ask us about Alexa, what we regularly share is that if we had been simply constructing a sensible speaker, it will be a a lot smaller funding. However we now have a imaginative and prescient, which we now have conviction about that we wish to construct the world’s greatest private assistant. And to do this, it’s tough.”

In the meantime, Amazon’s internet revenue within the first quarter of 2023 was $3.2 billion.

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