By Dominic Powell and Emma Koehn.
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Does Amazon need an Australian language teacher?
Amazon and Google are going head-to-head in the race to create the world’s most accurate voice assistant software, and it looks like Amazon might be wanting to get information from the horse’s mouth about how Australians speak.
The New York Times reports the retail giant has advertised for an linguist of Australian English to join its Boston office, as part of its data team.
There’s speculation Amazon is after a true-blue Aussie to help it fine tune its voice-recognition device, Amazon Echo.