Amazon's Alexa shows off its chicken skills
Dec. 6, 2017
by MEAT+POULTRY Staff
A new promotion from KFC Canada puts Alexa's focus on poultry.
TORONTO – KFC Canada has developed a new hands-free, voice first skill for Alexa devices like the new-to-Canada Amazon Echo. By early 2018, the skill will include complete voice-activated delivery integration.
Available in the Alexa skills store under “KFC Canada,” the skill has Alexa tell chicken jokes, chicken pick-up lines, random chicken thoughts, pop-culture chicken references and a trivia game called the Colonel’s Quiz. The quiz has players decode famous names, titles and quotes that have been “chickenfied.”
“For modern families looking to spend time together over the holidays, what better way than by gathering around a warm bucket of chicken and testing your knowledge with the Colonel’s Quiz with your loved ones?” said Mew-Lin Teh, digital marketing manager, KFC Canada. “The Colonel would approve of these good old-fashioned family values with a modern, original twist.
“Our work with Alexa is another bold signifier of KFC Canada’s emphasis on digital innovation in the QSR industry,” said Teh. “By embracing these technologies, we’re enhancing the way we communicate with Canadians and are effectively creating connected experiences across all customer touchpoints.”
To download the skill, users can search for “KFC Canada” in the Alexa skills store or the Alexa app. They can then open the skill by saying say “Ask KFC to Talk Chicken to Me”. From there, Alexa will deliver the chicken chat straight to the living room. To open the Colonel’s Quiz, users open the skill and simply ask Alexa to “Start the Colonel’s Quiz”.