Amazon has unveiled a new generative AI model designed to enhance the performance of its Echo devices. This model focuses on optimizing voice interactions, offering real-time information, improved smart home control, and enhanced home entertainment experiences. It will enable more conversational interactions, considering body language, eye contact, and gestures. The AI model will interact with APIs to support new smart home features, interpret descriptions like "spooky" lighting, and give Alexa a more personalized and opinionated personality. Users will enjoy tailored experiences based on their preferences and surroundings, including personal reminders and recommendations. A free preview for Echo device owners in the U.S. is coming soon.