Alexa , the roommate of many Spanish households, is on her anniversary, today November 6: she is 3 years old in Spain and 7 in the United States. Since its arrival in the country, the device has received more than six billion interactions and, in the last year, it has been told more than five million “ I love you ”.
In the ZIP there were 3,534 audios.
” Alexa users have grown enormously, 90% over last year, ” explained Gianmaria Visconti, Country Manager for Amazon Alexa in France, Italy and Spain. Only in the last 12 months, more than three and a half billion interactions were made between Spanish users and Alexa ”.
Visconti has stressed that Alexa is like ” one more member of the family” in the homes of many citizens of Spain . In fact, this smart device has made life easier for many people in the last year, scheduling 11 million reminders, providing the weather forecast 88 million times, and reporting the latest news 39 million times.
In the last 3 years, Alexa has grown up with us and is now able to recognize accents from Spain. In addition, artificial intelligence knows local holidays and even typical Spanish sayings.
During this period of life of Alexa in Spain, some 327 million hours of music have been played. Of this time, 229 million hours have been from this last year, that is, 70% of the total. The most requested songs have been ‘Vida de rico’ (Camilo), the children’s song ‘Baby Shark’ and the traditional ‘ Happy Birthday ‘, which on this occasion we could dedicate to Alexa.
Along with the new voice option, the assistant Ziggy can now be called.
Throughout this year, lovers of the stove have also requested some 796 thousand cooking recipes . Among them, the potato omelette, the sponge cake and the boletus risotto stand out.
Alexa developers in Spain have created more than 4,000 skills just for Spanish users. Some of them are related to mental and physical well- being, as is the case with Skill Diana Yoga. In total, artificial intelligence has offered 137 thousand hours of meditation in the last year alone.
On the other hand, Alexa has also collaborated with the Red Cross to offer data related to mental health , such as its symptoms or recommendations. To have access to this information produced by the humanitarian institution, all you have to do is say ” Alexa, tell me something about mental health .”