to get vaccinated, just ask the Amazon assistant
Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, can now get you an appointment to get vaccinated. Enough to speed up the process, instead of spending long minutes on the web looking for the nearest vaccination center. You just have to make a request for all the necessary information before making an appointment.
Over the years, Alexa has regularly acquired new features such as translating your conversations on the fly, or predicting some of your requests. However, in this time of a global pandemic, Amazon has decided to make itself useful by turning Alexa into a mine of information regarding Covid-19.
If it could already answer most of your questions about the disease, or the health pass, which is now required to access many leisure places (cinemas, museums, amusement parks, etc.), the voice assistant of the American giant is now able to get you an appointment to be vaccinated.
Alexa helps you get vaccinated against Covid-19
Just ask him “Alexa, where can I get vaccinated against Covid in Marseille ” or another city obviously to get in a few moments a detailed list of vaccination centers near your home or your work. If one of the establishments interests you, just say “Alexa, give me more information on the first one ” for more information on the center in question, such as the phone number, address or available slots.
At the same time, Alexa will send a notification to your smartphone so that you can confirm your appointment on the Santé.fr website. “We will continue to evolve our experiences over time to provide customers with the information that is important to them. […] Alexa can answer questions about vaccine availability and eligibility requirements for over 85 countries ”, recalls Amazon on its official blog.
As a reminder, after President Emmanuel Macron’s speech on Monday, July 12, 2021, the French rushed to the web in search of a vaccination window. This massive influx had the consequence of saturating the Doctolib platform, which recorded more than 900,000 visitors during the evening. At the same time, Google searches for fake health passes exploded shortly after the head of state’s speech.