Amazon Echo is currently being distributed by invitation only, as it is in its preliminary phase before being fully launched. It is another step in general evolution for home convenience devices. It is voice activated, adaptive, connected to the cloud, and always learning. The initial purpose is to act as a sort of in home personal assistant.
Using a keyword to activate it, you can ask it simple questions, have it bring up weather information, modify lists, and have it play music. There has been a long time goal from many manufacturers to bring the concept of smart devices into a more home-wide integration and the echo is another step in that direction.
What sets echo apart from other in home smart devices?
The advanced technology that has been put into both its speech recognition and sound quality is just one aspect that makes it unique. It is small, lightweight, and easy to install as well. It stays in a sort of standby mode until needed and can recognize voices from across the average room. Being able to make queries, get information quickly, and provide ambient music for the home with a few simple words are just the beginning steps for echo.
The potential of the Amazon Echo.
Technology builds and evolves on the advances of one company, using every chance to leap forward when breakthroughs are made.
The advanced voice recognition and concept of using the cloud as its processing, or brain, opens up whole new possibilities. Imagine a world where you can simply ask a question out loud and get a prompt and clear answer. Busy packing up for a trip, or relaxing on the couch and curious to know what the weather is going to be like for the weekend? Simply ask without pausing to operate a computer or tablet. It opens up the doors to a world of possibilities, where homes and computer, with the power of the internet combine. With the smart home innovations being made already, there are many companies beginning to integrate security, lighting, and general function of household systems into your mobile devices.
The world of tomorrow, envisioned as a paradise of technology that blends seamlessly with your life is beginning today. With the Amazon Echo, we are seeing the first steps of innovation that will lead to homes becoming as responsive and useful as we we’d like them to be.
How would you use your Amazon Echo?