Amazon plans on releasing in a few weeks, a voice activated personal assistant for your home that operates similar to Siri, Cortana and Android’s voice command: called Echo.
Popularity for these devices for the home started a few years back with the “Ubi” device that got its start from Kickstarter with a significant amount of funding.
Amazon says the Echo will surpass what we have seen so far when it comes to cloud AI assistants by exercising its deep access to the data cloud. A large range of information is available to the user such as music, news, weather, cooking tips, reminders, alarms, trivia, personal lists, facts and so much more. All of this to make daily home life easier for the whole family.
It features far-field voice recognition using multiple mics, so that it can be conveniently placed while still being able to listen to your voice regardless of where you are in the room or area.
Its own voice also sounds much more clearer than some of the other AI devices for the home that are already available today.
At the moment, you can only request an invite to purchase the Echo until it is readily available to the open market.
For more information or to request an invite, read about it here on Amazon.
We wanted to bring a little more detail into the preview but Amazon didn’t comment on our inquiries and obviously the product isn’t even ready yet, so we have nothing to test out just yet.