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Health and wellness could be the next frontier for Amazon’s Alexa

We could soon be talking to Alexa about much more than music, shopping lists and weather updates, as Amazon is reportedly building a team to incorporate its digital assistant with healthcare and wellness advice.

According to internal documents reviewed by the US news group CNBC, the objective of the working group is to make Alexa more useful in the healthcare field, and compliant with regulations and data privacy requirements laid out by HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).