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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Alexa Conversationally Constructs Playlists

This is something of interest, playlist conversational construction.  If you think of a playlist as a goal, could this be applied to business efforts?   Was thinking something related for business application, is this far away?  More than just tweaks will be needed, but have already noticed some subtlety in recommendation.    Alexa:  Find a better pricing strategy using the latest data.   A Playlist for Business as a set of choices for a process?

Alexa will pepper you with questions to build better playlists   in Engadget, By Mallory Locklear, @mallorylocklear

Amazon is rolling out a few tweaks to Alexa that will make it easier to find the music you want to hear. By telling Alexa what you like and don't like and by conversing with Amazon's assistant about what you enjoy listening to, Alexa will be able to create more personalized suggestions and playback even when you just say, "Alexa, play music."

If you're looking for Alexa to offer some suggestions for playlists that are tailored to you and what you want, the virtual assistant will now be able to talk to you about what you're looking for. When you say something like, "Alexa, help me find a holiday playlist," or "Alexa, help me find dinner music," Alexa will respond with a few questions to help get a better grasp on what genre, tempo or mood you're hoping to incorporate. Alexa will then customize playback based on how you responded and your past listening history.  ... "

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