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Still seeking testers for cool Alexa pilot!

If you are interested in joining the pilot group, sign up today or contact Tareq.Dowla@cancer.org.

Voice-powered technologies such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant are changing the way people shop, drive cars, and even how they receive health information. Studies have suggested that, by 2020, 50% of all searches will be conducted by voice, which represents an enormous opportunity for the American Cancer Society.  

ACS will soon begin to engage consumers in this rapidly growing digital channel. In early April, the digital product team, in collaboration with Cancer Control, will launch ACS’s first Amazon Alexa skill. A skill is an app that is enabled on an Alexa device. For ACS, it will initially focus on providing ACS information to commonly asked cancer-related questions.

The goal of this pilot is to truly understand if and how consumers utilize voice-enabled technologies, specifically in the cancer space. 

We want your help!  

We are looking for volunteers to become beta users of our Alexa skill. We’ve built a core set of cancer topics and would love to get feedback from YOU. The pilot will last 1-2 months with an anticipated time commitment of 10-30 minutes per week. Pilot users will be asked to journal their experiences via email.

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