Imagine this; “Alexa, give me information on computers.” “That’ll be an extra $20 per month to answer”…. WHAT?!?!?! So, Amazon is going to revamp Alexa by adding generative AI, making it smarter and more conversational. We will, however, need to pay a new monthly subscription, possibly around $20, separate from the usual Prime membership. This change is part of Amazon’s strategy to stay competitive with similar AI advancements from tech giants like OpenAI and Google. Right now they are stating it’ll be a separate version, but it’s scary to think that’s where we are going with Alexa, now that it’s throughout all of our houses.

Amazon is rumored to be launching an upgraded Alexa later this year, and it’ll come with a separate monthly fee.