Amazon Alexa enrolls in Northeastern, where she’ll serve as a study buddy

Your newest study buddy is named Alexa. For students at Boston’s Northeastern University, Amazon’s virtual assistant is much more than a helper around the house — she’s also lending a hand in college. While she likely won’t help anyone ace an organic chemistry test, she can help busy students keep track of other important information, like their class schedule, tuition due dates, and other logistics that the college crowd simply doesn’t have time for. The skill will make its debut this fall and is named the Husky Helper after Northeastern’s canine…

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