From Health Care to Grocery Shopping, Amazon Continues to Try to Take Over Your Life

From an AP story by Tom Murphy and Anne D’Innocenzio headlined “Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa to start seeking doctor help”:

If there is no doctor in the house, Amazon’s Alexa will soon be able to summon one.

Amazon and telemedicine provider Teladoc Health are starting a voice-activated virtual care program that lets customers get medical help without picking up their phones.

The service, for health issues that aren’t emergencies, will be available around the clock on Amazon’s Echo devices. Customers can tell the voice assistant Alexa that they want to talk to a doctor, and that will prompt a call back on the device from a Teladoc physician.