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Innovation: Alexa and her Smart-Fridge

Jim Riley

11th January 2018

Oh come on! Who has a fridge as organised as this?

"Alexa, what's in the fridge that I can use to make a meal tonight?"

"I'm sorry Jim, but I can't see what's behind the half-used pasta sauce bottle, bag of mature grated cheese and those long-forgotten M&S ready meals..."

Nevertheless, for the better organised amongst you, this example of the increasingly integrated "internet of things" makes for interesting viewing.

Amazon's partnership with Whirlpool means that Alexa can not only suggest what you need for that evening meal, but also order the food you need for next time.

Can you see yourself using something like this?

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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