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Alexa, chiama l’infermiera

One of the emerging uses, Treloar said, is deploying a voice assistant as an alternative to the nurse’s call button, so that a patient can ask for help with specific problems and get more timely service.

“The virtual assistant can collect enough context about the patient’s need so it can be properly prioritized,” Treloar said, adding that such uses are likely to expand rapidly with the introduction of devices designed to comply with U.S. patient privacy laws.

Appena gli assistenti virtuali troveranno un modo per rispettare la normativa sulla privacy dei dati dei pazienti, gli smart speaker arriveranno in ospedale. Considerando il livello di burocrazia che c’è in Italia, non credo arriveranno troppo presto.

Amazon e l’antitrust

Il potere di Amazon richiede un intervento straordinario.

As Amazon continues both to deepen its existing control over key infrastructure and to reach into new lines of business, its dominance demands the same scrutiny. To revise antitrust law and competition policy for platform markets, we should be guided by two questions. First, does our legal framework capture the realities of how dominant firms acquire and exercise power in the internet economy? And second, what forms and degrees of power should the law identify as a threat to competition? Without considering these questions, we risk permitting the growth of powers that we oppose but fail to recognize.

Articolo del The Yale law journal che ha fatto molto discutere negli USA.

The Amazon chronicles

Una nuova newsletter focalizzata su Amazon. Si può seguire anche da feed RSS. È gratis.

This newsletter—which I’m calling The Amazon Chronicles—will sell paid memberships. These will be $5/month, or $50/year. It will also offer free subscriptions. These will cost nothing.

As long as I get at least 200 paid subscribers (let’s call them “members”), free subscribers will get all the same newsletters members get (give or take housekeeping emails that will only make sense to folks who are paying money).

Essentially, the whole site will be free to anyone who signs up. That will be a newsletter a week, rounding up the biggest and best Amazon coverage, plus original reporting and analysis. The same newsletter, for everybody.

https://amazonchronicles.substack.com/p/statement-of-purpose