Amazon Can Now Use Your Eyes To Navigate Tablets
By Nicole Rodrigues, 21 Sep 2023
Amazon has introduced two new accessibility features for its devices, ‘Eye Gaze’ on Alexa and Call Translation, to enhance user experiences.
Eye Gaze on Alexa is designed to assist users with mobility or speech challenges. It utilizes the Fire Max 11 tablet camera to track a user’s gaze, enabling preset actions such as smart home controls, media playback, and calls. This technology is intended for individuals who cannot use traditional touch or voice commands and operates in real-time, following the user’s visual focus.
Amazon collaborated with speech-language pathologists to ensure its practicality in daily tasks. Eye Gaze on Alexa will be available at no extra cost for Fire Max 11 users later this year.
The second feature, Call Translation, transcribes Alexa calls on Echo Show devices and displays on-screen captions. It offers translation into over ten languages, including English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Call Translation is set to launch later this year on Echo Show devices and the Alexa app for users in various countries, including the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Germany, and France.
Aside from this, Amazon has just introduced a slew of new integrations into its Alexa, including new AI-powered tools to essentially turn the voice assistant into a chatbot for your home.
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