TechCrunch is reporting that the company is rolling out Alexa-powered espresso machines to school cafeterias across the country.
It’s a pilot project, with schools using it to help teach math, reading, and writing.
“Amazon’s Alexa is a fantastic addition to the classroom,” said Kelly Durbin, education secretary for the state of Illinois, in a statement.
The Amazon Echo has been available for some time, but the Echo Dot is the first one with Alexa-enabled capabilities.
It’s compatible with all Alexa-compatible smart devices and works with the Echo Store, which has more than 40 million products available to buy, including coffee makers, dishwashers, and more.
In other words, it’s like having a personal assistant in your home, but for school cafés.
Amazon is also making Alexa-controlled coffee machines available to schools that use the Amazon Echo Dot.
Durbin said schools can order and deliver Alexa-operated machines to the front desk, which will then help set up the coffee maker and serve the drink.
It will also have a microphone and a timer, which the school can use to monitor the coffee being brewed.
The schools will be able to customize the coffee to their students’ tastes, which is one of the main features of the Echo, which can also track how many cups are being brewed and even give them feedback on the coffee’s quality.
The Echo is also a great way to introduce new technologies to the students and get them engaged in learning.
With the Echo device, Amazon has taken a more direct approach to the education space, which means students are able to interact with their teachers directly from the device.
They can also use Alexa as an interactive learning tool.