Destiny 2 brings Ghost skill and device to Alexa for voice commands

Amazon Alexa Now Works with a 'Destiny 2' Ghost Replica Speaker

Amazon Alexa Now Works with a 'Destiny 2' Ghost Replica Speaker

Now, employees can start a meeting simply by saying "Alexa, start my meeting".

To use the Ghost, you'll need a copy of Destiny 2 and an Alexa-enabled device. The new feature comes through Amazon's cloud computing business, Amazon Web Services, not its retail side, and it's the company's latest move in the competitive voice assistant space.

One of the biggest value adds for Alexa for Business is its conference room support. And if you'd like to blur the work-life balance a little more, you'll be able to access numerous same Alexa skills you use at home through Alexa for Business, he said.

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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.

But it's not limited to just starting shows or movies.

There are also many tasks around the office that can be time-consuming or frustratingly hard to figure out, such as finding and scheduling an open conference room, getting someone to fix a broken piece of office equipment, or locating a co-worker's office.

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Amazon has released tools to accelerate third-party development around Alexa, and today Amazon boasts more than 20,000 third-party skills that people can install and then summon from Alexa. If successful, it will undoubtedly be seen as another prime example of how the Echo and other similar smart speakers can be used to provide experiences you can't get elsewhere. One of the first use-cases that Amazon looked at was for conference and meeting rooms.

"Organisations and business now have the ability to expand products and services in other regions more easily by allowing consumers to access websites, information and resources in their preferred language using automated language translations", said Walker.

The WSJ reports that Alexa for Business will also give enterprise users the opportunity to build apps and skills for calendar management, meeting room scheduling and ordering supplies. Along with these new features, Alexa will always have its original Echo features such as letting users get information about news, set alarms, set timers, ask weather forecast and various questions. It will also enable businesses to build out their own skills for use within their companies.

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