BBC to launch Alexa rival that will grasp regional accents

Amazon Echo speaker.

The BBC is preparing to launch a rival to Amazon’s Alexa called Beeb, with a pledge that it will understand British accents.

The voice assistant, which has been created by an in-house BBC team, will be launched next year, with a focus on enabling people to find their favourite programmes and interact with online services.

Source: BBC to launch Alexa rival that will grasp regional accents

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