Car hailing service provider Uber has gone one step further – now book your ride from Alexa, an AI (artificial intelligence) device from Amazon. This week Uber has announced that it has integrated with Alexa API – making simplified process of requesting an Uber car.
Now booking your Uber has become more easy – you don’t need to further rely on your smartphone. With Alexa’s voice command control, you can ask for Uber ride at your door step. Here is a video that explains how you can request an Uber by using voice commands.
Amazon Echo is a wireless speaker and voice command device from Amazon launched in last year. The 9.25-inch tall AI cylinder speaker helps users getting information from Wikipedia, perform daily activities like – gives you weather information, provides you news, tells your shopping list, reminds your to-do list and many more.
Alexa Echo offers integration with third parties that helps build powerful features added to the device continuously. With Alexa Skill Set users can get information on local event info, daily horoscopes, playing games, ordering a pizza—and the latest addition requesting Uber.
Want to try out for Uber Skill? Just go to your “Settings” tab in you Alexa tab and simply link your Uber account by clicking “Skills” section in your app. And you are done. The company is also offering $15 discount for the new users for their first ride.
Source: Uber Blog
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