Amazon have announced their new Alexa Incubator Programme in the UK that will give customers with new businesses more freedom to grow and adapt when creating unique experiences with Alexa, or advancing state-of-the-art voice technology. This initiative is part of Amazon’s global effort led by the Alexa Fund, a fund that has invested in more than 60 companies around the world, and will assist the growing number of start-ups and entrepreneurs working with voice technology.
“Amazon and the UK Alexa team have been very supportive every step of the way. There is no ceiling – if you have a good idea, the energy and the passion you can do anything you want.”
– Maria Noel Reyes, founder, Voz Lab
Amazon are continuously expanding the possibilities of their Alexa voice assistant based on its experiences with their customers and the Alexa Incubator Programme will now open up fantastic potential for businesses by offering support for voice studios that publish interactive voice experiences, start-ups that use the Alexa voice service to create innovative Alexa-enabled form factors, and other firms that use Alexa as a core element of their product, such as solution providers.
“We’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s possible in artificial intelligence, machine learning and speech science. I’m excited to bring the Alexa Incubator Programme to the UK to support European start-ups create new and compelling use cases for voice technology.”
– Eric King, General Manager, Amazon Alexa Europe
We’ve seen lots of focused attention on building, developing and adapting technology since Coronavirus. How technology can help businesses continue to grow and become successful has been at the forefront of it all and rightly so. Voice technology has the potential to create so many new opportunities for a new contact limited future.