Amazon announced last week that it is cutting “several hundred” jobs within its Alexa division.
According to the company, the move comes as they are “shifting some of our efforts to better align with our business priorities, and what we know matters most to customers —which includes maximizing our resources and efforts focused on generative AI.”
An Amazon spokesperson described the cuts as a “relatively small percentage of the total number of people in the Amazon Devices business.”
“These shifts are leading us to discontinue some initiatives, which is resulting in role eliminations,” the spokesperson said.
The Amazon spokesperson said the company’s “investments in generative AI are bringing our vision for an even more intuitive, intelligent, and useful Alexa closer than ever before.”
From Fox News:
Amazon cut about 18,000 jobs in January and 9,000 in March, citing an "uncertain economy" and cost reductions. Amazon Stores, PXT, AWS, Advertising and Twitch were affected by the prior cuts, according to company blog posts.