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Destiny 2's new voice commands are powered by the Amazon Echo

Destiny 2's new voice commands are powered by the Amazon Echo

“The Destiny 2 Ghost skill is the first of its kind and the most innovative and immersive gaming experience to date on Alexa. The platform will also include Salesforce to answer questions about business performance, SAP SuccessFactors for HR, and other third-party voice services for the enterprise. The voice that will reply you will actually be from Nolan North, the voice actor of the Ghost in the game, and it has over a thousand custom responses. Users can now pre-order it from Amazon.com for $ 89.99 United States dollars. Unlike groups of Alexa-enabled devices at home, Alexa for Business customers will be able to control 25 devices at once, according to an AWS blog post.

With shared Alexa devices, users can start and end meetings in conference rooms by saying "Alexa, start/end the meeting".

"Alexa, ask Ghost to equip my Strike loadout" - Once you've saved a loadout, you can ask Ghost to load it to the character you are now playing with.You can only equip a loadout outside of gameplay (e.g.in orbit, in social spaces, on loading screens or on character screen outside a game mode).

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One of the biggest value adds for Alexa for Business is its conference room support.

Alexa for Business also integrates with popular productivity software from Microsoft Office and Google, as well as Concur and Splunk, to check calendars, schedule meetings, manage to-do lists and set reminders. The companies announced the Destiny 2 Ghost Skill for Alexa today, which is available now for Alexa customers to enable through the Alexa app for free.

The introduction of Alexa for Business also presents an opportunity to let users access business information on their phones or outside of the building using the Alexa app on their phone.

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From a technology perspective, ASK is a collection of self-service APIs and tools capable of allowing developers to create new voice-driven capabilities, or skills, for Alexa.

"Once you're used to a more natural way of interacting with your environment, you won't go back", Vogels said, walking attendees through the evolution of user interfaces.

Vogels said that rather than a display based approach to information discovery, the voice-enabled future model will be about conversations. "This will become the main interface to your systems". "This is how you will unlock a much larger audience for the systems that you are building".

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