On February 25, 2019, Cedars-Sinai announced a pilot program allowing consumers to use an Alexa-powered platform, called Aiva, in inpatient rooms. Aiva is a consumer-centered voice platform for hospitals and other care environments. It runs on Echo Dot smart speaker devices with the Amazon Alexa voice assistant, as well as on Google Home devices with Google Assistant. For the pilot project, inpatient rooms are equipped with Amazon Echo Dots, and patients simply tell the device what they need. Aiva then classifies, prioritizes, and routes requests to the appropriate caregiver’s . . .