‘Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?’ How an Amazon Echo can now read you the latest cancer news

Anne Li                                                                                     November 3rd, 2017


Cancer Research UK's been blogging regularly about the latest cancer news for 10 years now. And in that time, as they’ve shared information on clinical trials, debunked cancer myths and offered evidence-based health information, a lot has changed in how people consume news. Most of us now carry a powerful minicomputer in our pockets, people are buying fewer newspapers, and social media is helping us reach new audiences. But even more recently, a new trend has emerged for accessing news by talking to devices that actually talk back. That’s why, as part of ongoing work they do to monitor new technology, they’ve made the headlines from their Science blog available for the first time via an app for devices that use Amazon’s Alexa personal assistant.


See original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/10/23/alexa-whats-my-flash-briefing-how-an-amazon-echo-can-now-read-you-the-latest-cancer-news/

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