The Italian Alexa understands your emotions

Dec 21, 2021 302


This woman – or man, of course – understands you: Iio. It’s pronounced ‘ee-oh’. The Italian counterpart to Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri was presented this week in Milan. S/he is to become the talking domestic assistent from Bolzano to Palermo.

That an Italian Alexa is now being marketed may not be particularly shocking in itself. But its apparent capabilities are. After all, the capacity of the Alexa’s of this world is somewhat limited. It often does not understand commands or the intent of a task.

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