November 17, 2023Business Desk

Amazon announces 'several hundred' job cuts in Alexa unit citing shift to AI as priority

Amazon Restructures Alexa Unit: Amazon.com announces job cuts within its Alexa voice assistant unit.

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Employee Impact: "Several hundred" employees working on Alexa are affected by the cuts, reflecting a broader restructuring effort.

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Shift in Business Priorities: The move is attributed to a strategic shift toward generative artificial intelligence and evolving business priorities.

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Lack of Specifics: Amazon declines to provide specific figures on the number of employees affected or details about the discontinued initiatives.

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Focus on Generative AI: The restructuring aligns with Amazon's increased focus on generative AI, aiming to maximize resources in this rapidly advancing field.

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Broader Restructuring: The job cuts extend beyond Alexa, with recent adjustments observed in Amazon's music and gaming divisions, along with changes in human resources roles.

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