The Information reports that "Amazon is developing new conversational AI software as it seeks to catch up to OpenAI and Microsoft in selling such software to corporate customers, according to a person with direct knowledge. Amazon’s new large language model, codenamed Olympus, may also power new features in its online retail store, Alexa voice assistant on devices such as the Echo, and its Amazon Web Services unit, this person said.
According to the story, "It isn’t clear when AWS will finish developing Olympus or when it will come online."
- KC's View:
Since so many of us already are conversing with Amazon devices, this would seem to be a fast ball down the middle of the plate. Amazon has to hit it long and far if it wants to maintain its reputation for constant invention and innovation.