Published: Fri, December 01, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

'Destiny 2' Ghost Skill Integrates Amazon Alexa Support Into Game

'Destiny 2' Ghost Skill Integrates Amazon Alexa Support Into Game

Amazon is far from the only major player in the voice control space.

Alexa for Business can help automate tasks like starting conference calls, controlling conference room equipment, scheduling meetings, keeping track of tasks, or reordering supplies.

It's also an interesting take on the supplementary (and typically smartphone-powered) apps that many games, including Destiny 2, use to give players easier access to in-game options and social features on the fly.

They'll even be able to develop their own skills with the Alexa for Business API, allowing each individual company to tailor Alexa's capabilities to its specific needs.

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Gartner research analyst Thomas O'Connor said many Australian retailers had been keenly anticipating Amazon's local launch and expected it to affect spending this holiday season.

And, the office technologies created to help employees stay productive often just add to the load.

One of the biggest value adds for Alexa for Business is its conference room support. Those basic commands also work with Amazon Prime Video.

The Ghost Skill for Amazon Alexa is available as a free download right now, but you'll need a copy of Destiny 2 and of course, an Alexa device.

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"You no longer ever have to type in a conference ID - you can say, "hey Alexa, start a meeting", because it knows which room you're in and which meeting should be taking place there". After Alexa's huge success as a smart assistant for the home, it'll be interesting to see if Amazon can make Alexa for Business just as popular. "Alexa for Business is a fully managed service for having many Alexa devices at work".

"Alexa, ask Ghost to equip my best Void weapon" - You can ask Ghost to equip your best weapon based on the power level of the your available weapons across all characters. Since launching the first Echo in late 2014, Amazon has sold 20 million smart speakers in the USA, taking 73 percent of that market, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

The service manages both the Alexa devices and the users as well as providing a set of business-focused skills.

Alexa for Business has many integrations, and users can merge their personal and business accounts for shared skills. The speaker syncs with your Alexa devices and lets your Ghost's voice output from the replica.

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