Work you'll do Key Responsibilities Will Include At Deloitte you will manage and deliver components of client engagements that identify, design, and implement technology and creative business solutions for large companies. Architect, Position, Design, Develop and Deploy enterprise solutions which include components across the Artificial Intelligence spectrum such as Chatbots, Virtual Assistants, Machine Learning, and Cognitive Services Manage teams in the identification of business requirements, functional design, process design (including scenario design, flow mapping), prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures. Develop statements of work and/or client proposals. Identify business opportunities to increase usability and profitability of information architecture. Develop and manage vendor relationships.
Amazon published its third quarter financial results on Thursday, beating market estimates with strong growth in North America and its AWS segment. The Seattle-based tech giant posted net income of $256 million in the third quarter, or 52 cents per diluted share. Revenues came to $43.7 billion, up 34 percent year-over-year. Revenues include $1.3 billion from Whole Foods Market, which Amazon acquired for $13.7 billion in late August. A year prior, the company reported earnings of 52 cents per share on revenue of $32.71 billion.
Amazon.com's Alexa artificial-intelligence software could generate $10 billion worth of business a year for the company, stemming from device sales and voice orders from Amazon's site. Analysts with RBC Capital Markets tried to gauge Alexa's financial impact. It's a daunting endeavor given that it is the "very early days" for the software, the analysts wrote in a note distributed Friday. Nevertheless, their projections show that by 2020 the sale of products that incorporate Alexa -- the Echo line of devices, for example -- could reach $5 billion a year. Increased shopping on Amazon's site via voice commands through Alexa could mean another $5 billion in the pocket for the e-commerce giant.
Amazon's voice assistant Alexa can order an Uber, check your credit card balance and even arrange for a Domino's pizza to be delivered to your doorstep. Next up, it will be able to lock your door, thanks to an integration with August, a startup that makes Internet-connected door locks. Embedded in Amazon's voice-controlled Echo smart speakers, as well as its Fire TV video streaming device, Alexa answers questions and lets users order items like diapers from Amazon.com. Over the past year, a number of home automation and smart device companies have built their own skills (the Amazon name for Alexa's apps) for Alexa, letting users turn their lights on or off, or control their thermostats with the voice assistant. Launched in 2014, August's smart lock lets homeowners essentially connect their lock to their smartphone, turning their phones into virtual keys.