One of Amazon's flagship Alexa for Business customers – office rental company WeWork – has reportedly called time on its trial of the virtual assistant technology.
WeWork was highlighted as an early adopter of the technology when Alexa for Business was launched at Amazon's Re:Invent conference last year. Alexa for Business is a set of tools that allows central IT deployment and management of large numbers of Amazon's Alexa-enabled Echo devices.
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According to a CNBC report on Tuesday, WeWork's pilot project lasted only two months before the project was halted. The New York-based company, which provides co-working spaces, planned to install Echo devices in its rooms and develop Alexa 'skills' – standalone applications and integrations with backend systems – to allow members to control meeting room facilities, check whether a room is free and even request analytics to be read out.
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