Amazon.Com, Inc. / Syaza Kautsar Mohamad Halim

Mohamad Halim, Syaza Kautsar (2022) Amazon.Com, Inc. / Syaza Kautsar Mohamad Halim. [Entrepreneurship Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract, Inc. is an American multinational technology company which based in Seattle, Washington, which focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. Along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, Amazon is one of the Big firms in the United States' information technology industry. The business has been labelled "one of the most powerful economic and cultural forces in the world," as well as the most successful brand on the planet. In this study, product from Amazon that focus on is Alexa. Alexa is a virtual assistant AI (Artificial Intelligence) which capable to voice interaction for music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms and many more. Alexa also can control several smart devices in home automation system.The first problem regarding Alexa is absence on mobile devices. As we know smartphone is necessary item in most of our daily life. Its better for Alexa to also focusing more on utilization fully of smartphone potential and fully use it. Google assistant and Siri can be example as a reference. Secondly, language option in Alexa. Currently, interaction and communication with Alexa are available only in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Hindi. In Canada, Alexa is available in English and French (with the Quebec accent). In order to meet every user requirement, the language option should be wider. Alexa also must improve and add on voice customize which enable user to customize Alexa voice by using human voice on its own either by user or someone else and make it less “robot” voice. Furthermore, Alexa also can improve by adding “Kids Mode”. Its will be help for parent to monitor their kid’s behaviour and online activities.Moreover, solution regarding problem state as before are needed to do innovation, Research and Development (R&D) and update software in Alexa. The next solutions are do survey among user and non-user regarding what Alexa need to improve. This is important because in order to meet user needs, we must know what they need. Developer team of Alexa application which already available in mobile platform should upgrade more usage especially in term of language option and voice customization. Kid’s mode also should be added in Alexa system to avoid kids do something out of parent supervision. All these solutions are considered as to improve Alexa in reborn into more quality virtual assistant AI technology to be served into customers which affordable with the price also help to sustain their business growth, developments and competitiveness in market with other big brands.


Item Type: Entrepreneurship Project
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Mohamad Halim, Syaza Kautsar
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Industrial research. Research and development
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Keywords: Amazon.Com, Inc. ; Alexa ; Kid’s mode
Date: 26 May 2022
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