- 9 November 2018 17:00
LivePerson Studios and Deepak Chopra launch Amazon® Alexa™ Skill to improve people’s well-being
MELBOURNE, November 9, 2018 — LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN), a leading provider of conversational commerce solutions, today launched an Amazon® Alexa™ skill with Deepak Chopra, MD, a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. The Deepak Chopra skill enables Alexa users to experience Dr. Chopra’s reflections on request as well as in their Flash Briefing, an Alexa feature that provides daily news and weather.
This is the first project to emerge from LivePerson Studios, an innovation lab within LivePerson that uses the company’s conversational AI capabilities to help innovative public figures share ideas over conversational channels including voice assistants and mobile messaging. LivePerson Studios furthers the company’s mission of making life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands, including personal brands and influencers.
“There are many ways to work toward a balanced life, and with the new skill, we are making this more accessible to people everywhere,” said Dr. Chopra. “My intention is that people can learn more about how to live a life filled with mindfulness, health, and peace, all on their own schedules and at their own pace. I’m able to share my thinking and create opportunities to deliver it more personally through LivePerson’s conversational AI solutions.”
Each morning, through LivePerson’s conversational tools, Dr. Chopra shares new reflections for the day to centre himself and his followers. They are developed from decades of Dr. Chopra’s personal responses to his followers, covering topics such as well-being and human potential, keys to happiness, and spirituality.
“Our mission is to make life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands,” said Robert Coverdale, Head of LivePerson Studios. “We help the most innovative brands on earth create new business models with the possibilities available in conversational interfaces like text messaging and voice assistants. Now, we have taken the same design and AI tools we used to create and scale those experiences and made them available to individuals with large followings. Our first step is launching with Dr. Chopra, who, like us, understands and values the use of AI to make more human connections.”
Alexa users based in the United States will be able to hear Dr. Chopra’s reflections on Alexa by installing the Deepak Chopra skill and then asking Alexa to “Open Deepak’s reflections.” To hear Dr. Chopra’s reflections, users need to install an Alexa skill or use Flash Briefings to play Dr. Chopra’s daily reflections, which include access to daily insights and practical tips on well-being and human potential; keys to happiness; sex and spirituality; and social, spiritual, and emotional health. To install the skill, users can search for the “Deepak” skill in the Amazon skill store or visit www.amazon.com. After the skill is installed, users simply ask Alexa to “Open Deepak’s reflections.” The reflections can also be added to an Alexa users’ Flash Briefing. To add this skill to your Flash Briefing, visit www.amazon.com or in the Alexa App, go to Alexa App > Settings > Flash Briefing > Search for Deepak Chopra.
For more information on LivePerson Studios, please visitwww.liveperson.com/livepersonstudios.
LivePerson makes life easier by transforming how people communicate with brands. Our 18,000 customers, including leading brands like Citibank, HSBC, Orange, and The Home Depot, use our conversational commerce solutions to orchestrate humans and AI at scale and create a convenient, deeply personal relationship — a conversational relationship — with their millions of consumers. For more information about LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN), please visitwww.liveperson.com.
About Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP
Deepak Chopra, M.D., founder of the Chopra Foundation and cofounder of Jiyo.com and the Chopra Center for Well-being, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is the author of more than 85 books translated into more than 43 languages, including numerous New York Times best sellers. Time magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” www.deepakchopra.com