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Alexa solidifies NLP’s role in smart homes, cars. Is senior care next?

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Amazon’s Alexa is the deserved  star of CES. Lights, thermostatsair purifiers, cars, refrigeratorsother appliances, and baby monitors are examples of interfaces solidifying the natural voice processing-driven future of the world.

Amazon now has the opportunity to enhance the lives of those aging in place.  Its development of senior citizen focused applications is lagging.  Alexa has the ability provide the social interaction, health monitoring, and memory triggers that many seniors need to live independently.  If caregivers were able to create customized questions and answers, specific user needs could be better addressed.

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