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Robots, GE and Alexa

Posted by Brent Luce on Jun 20, 2018 3:58:55 PM

Alexa for Hospitality 

By now, we are all familiar with Alexa.  We have learned how to use the AI assistant to play music, buy things, change the temperature, turn off the lights and many other things.  This is just the beginning – now that 50 million Alexa devices are in U.S homes, Alexa is moving beyond the home.   Yesterday, Amazon announced the launch of Alexa of Hospitality and a partnership Marriott to roll this technology out across the world.  This essentially brings the concierge and front desk to your room.  Alexa will be able to handle many tasks like bringing more towels, changing temperature/lighting, ordering food, checking out and many other things.  I wonder what Alexa’s next frontier is?  Watch Alexa for Hospitality in Action

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Topics: $AMZN, Robots, Amazon.com, Alexa

What Happened 301

Posted by Brent Luce on Feb 15, 2018 4:10:40 PM

What Happened 301

By now, anyone interested in the market has been exposed to the media explanations of what caused the recent market volatility (these quick and deep drops are the “new normal”, which I will cover in a future blog).  One of the widely covered topics in the recent downdraft was the decimation of the inverse VIX funds.  It occurs to me that most people might not understand what these are, or why they would blow up so easily.  So, I will attempt to “laymanize” this matter.   Watch Related Video: XIV is Terminated

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Topics: Volatility, VIX, Alexa

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