Alexa catches up to Google Home and adds individual voice profiles

Gwen Vasquez
October 13, 2017

Since the AI assistant finally has the ability to differentiate between voices, it will give more personalized responses. A voice profile will be setup once you are done with the phrases, and it will be working well with most of the third-party Alexa enabled devices too.

New data from Strategy Analytics suggest that Amazon's Alexa smart assistant is beating Google in the home.

Just like Google Home, you can teach Alexa your voice profile and it will recognize it and answer you with relevant content: your messages and contacts, your music profile, your flash briefing, and your shopping list and purchases without needing a verification. The Amazon smart speaker can then perform relevant commands based on who spoke.

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The ultimate feature would of course be if Amazon's camera equipped devices could recognise when you are in the room and offer you notifications and information. Interestingly, voice recognition is very efficient, it means when you will say "Call mom", it will call your mom, not your friend's. Amazon says that it plans on expanding this functionality to additional services as time goes on, and along with this, Alexa should get better at telling people apart as you use the feature more. Moreover, when it comes to news, Alexa will only read those that you haven't heard before.

The company explains that your data will be stored in the cloud, so it can be easily accessed to work across the Echo devices and nearly all third-party Alexa enabled devices. It has a huge selection across price ranges, including a low-priced Echo Dot speaker that costs about $35 when on sale, a full-size Echo for $179 and even the Echo Show, which has a screen built-in for video chat.

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