The Amazon Echo/Alexa is a relatively new electronic device capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real time information. It can also control several smart devices itself as a sort of “brain” for controlling lights and other electronics in your home. It can answer questions, tell jokes, create lotto numbers, give advice and even notify your family (up to 5 people) if you are physically unable to get to a phone.  Now Alexa has been introduced, with all new possibilities.  This two hour session will demonstrate the amazing potential for this “artificial companion” in your home.