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Orange Djingo finally unchained – oh no, another false alarm

“Digital exclusion” is a grave issue facing the industry, as proposed by Orange at the French telco’s 6th annual Show Hello event this week and, rather conveniently, CEO Stéphane Richard already has the answer – “inclusive innovation” – seemingly to divert attention away from yet another delay concerning its connected home strategy. Buzzwords aside, Orange is one of Europe’s great technical innovators in communications and entertainment, so what it really means by inclusive innovation is releasing the shackles from its AI assistant Djingo, hoping to reach more people on more devices, expanding the use cases for voice in the process. Nothing new here, admittedly, but a significant move of note will see Djingo soon provide access to Alexa to offer…

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