Last week, Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, hit the 10,000 skills milestone.
The top 5 categories of skills, in descending order were: News, Gaming, Education/Reference, Lifestyle and Novelty/Humor. The Business & Finance category logged in only 190 skills as of this morning (less than 2% of the total).
Most of those skills are for reference purposes, like asking Alexa for the price of bitcoin ($$$$) and exchange rates.
For a while, Capital One seemed to be the only financial institution to experiment with Alexa Skills. Surprisingly, the FIs that also offer Alexa integration weren’t banking giants like BBVA or Bank of America, as you might expect.
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