Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You


The AI speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. Today you can choose between Amazon Echo and Google Home. Harman Kardon’s Invoke is coming this fall. By the end of the year, Apple’s HomePod will be competing in the market, and Samsung has indicated it will join the fray as well. With all these choices, how can you determine which smart speaker is right for you? Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home are the first generation of products in this new smart speaker and AI marketplace. They both do a good job — some of the time.

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'Who's there?' Amazon's Echo sees potential beyond voice in smart home security

Smart & Safe Tech: Amazon Echo has enabled voice control of smart security devices to keep your home safe. Traditional security providers like ADT are also working with Amazon to integrate with Alexa.

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Smart speaker revolution: Why we'll hear much more from Amazon's Echo

According to tech website Engadget, Amazon is said to be working on next-generation Echo hardware, released this fall, which would put it more in line with Apple’s HomePod smart speaker.

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Amazon's Echo Show: The Future Is Here


Amazon recently launched its Echo Show, which brings a visual screen to its smart speaker device. The screen changes the Echo experience quite a bit, and I wonder whether we’re ready to start living in what seems like a futuristic Star Trek world. The Echo Show experience is sort of like having a laptop sitting on your table — one that uses artificial intelligence, allows you to speak to it, speaks back to you, and shows you relevant things on its screen. It searches the Web for the answers you’re seeking.

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Forget the Amazon Echo, these new smartwatches let you use Alexa anywhere

Alexa-enabled speakers like the Amazon Echo (which is still on sale at its lowest price of 2017) and the Echo Dot are terrific, but they’re inherently limited.

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Apple may be working on an Amazon Alexa rival

The rumors saying that Apple is working on a Siri-based Amazon Echo rival are back, with a noted insider saying that Apple is currently finalizing the design for the unnamed product.

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How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard

If you own an Amazon Echo, you probably know its strange secret: The device records a lot of what you say. Deep inside that dark tower, Echo keeps a vast trove of recordings. Your voice is preserved. Your friends’ voices are preserved. Anyone who has ever been to your house and said, “Alexa!” has contributed to its great library of human sound.

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Amazon is licensing Echo microphone tech to third party device makers

Amazon’s Echo speakers have become a hit for the company and now it is licensing out the microphone technology to third-parties.

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Amazon expands Alexa range with new Echo Dot and Tap portable speaker [u]

Article Image Amazon on Thursday launched two new versions of its Echo speaker, the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap, offering more flexibility in the way people can use its Alexa voice assistant, a competitor to Apple’s Siri. [Updated]

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Livescribe debuts note-taking, audio-recording Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition

Livescribe on Tuesday added a new model to its digital writing tool lineup in the Echo Smartpen 8GB Pro Edition, an all-in-one system for digitizing handwritten notes, synchronizing recorded audio and transferring it all to Mac for review and sharing.

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