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We have taught Alexa, Hindi and regional language phonetics: Puneesh Kumar of Alexa Experience & Devices

Even though a late entrant in the e commerce space in India, Amazon is one of the top player competing against the likes of Flipkart and Snapdeal. The company is not just focusing on the ecommerce platform but has been constantly introducing its hardware in the Indian market. After launching Kindle ebook readers, Fire Tablet and the Fire TV Stick in the past, Amazon India has now launched its popular voice controlled speakers. India is the fourth country where Amazon has launched its Echo smart speakers. Puneesh Kumar, Country Manager India, Alexa Experience & Devices, talks to Business Today about how long it took Amazon in customizing Alexa software, the reason behind invite only model and more.

How did Amazon come up with the idea of a smart speaker?

A few years ago we

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