Amazon’s Alexa can now donate to charity for you

Amazon has added a new feature to Alexa – Alexa Donations, making it easier to donate to charity simply with your voice. With Alexa paired up with Amazon Pay, users can now make commands like “Alexa, donate $25 to Wikimedia Foundation, and the assistant will make use of Amazon Pay and your bank card details to continue the transaction. Users could also say something like, 2Amazon, make a donation”, and the assistant will prompt for the amount, et al.

Amazon will work with several companies, including ProPublica, Wikimedia, and the Tor project, among others. The firm plans to increase the list as time goes on.

“We are incredibly grateful to Amazon and its generous customers who will harness the power of voice technology in support of the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Every dollar donated through Alexa Donations will help fuel the groundbreaking research and pioneering treatment at St. Jude that are increasing survival rates and making a difference in the lives of countless children and their families.”

Alexa Donations are rolling out now.

Via The Verge, CISION

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