The CES has confirmed that we have a new operating system that works via voice and that OS is Alexa. The number of devices supported by Alexa dominated the CES.
In the less than two years since she debuted as the artificial intelligence housed within the Amazon Echo smart speaker, Amazon’s voice-activated virtual assistant has seen her popularity — and her prominence — skyrocket. The Echo is one of Amazon’s top-selling gadgets, a frequent sellout, and Alexa doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in 2017, either.
Alexa is a “virtual assistant,” which isn’t a new concept in tech. Chances are you’re already familiar with Siri,, Google Now or Watson — or with any of the countless fictional virtual assistants we’ve seen portrayed in the last half century or so’s worth of sci-fi flicks.
But right now, the key one for voice is Alexa and it is winning. So after Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, we have Alexa as a new OS.
Why Alexa for your application development?
Alexa, the voice service that powers Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. Alexa is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more customers use Alexa, the more she adapts to speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. With Alexa, developers can build new voice experiences and take advantage of the following benefits:
Visit this link to begin developing on the new OS Alexa.