Alexa – A Virtual Assistance Applications

Amazon launched Alexa in 2014 – a virtual assistant technology initially used in Amazon Echo (Echo Dot, Echo Studio and Amazon Tap) smart speaker. It uses Fire OS, iOS 11.0 and Android 4.4 and is widely used to deliver news, play music, provide information, weather updates, control smart home, allow ordering products and sports scores.

It generally requires a subscription service in order to unlock features. Ultraviolet color is the favourite one of Alexa which glows everything. Alexa is able to record voices that you spell and can run on basic commands like help, stop, pause, louder, turn up, turun down, mute and unmute. There are some skills that are freely available while others are chargeable.

More than 70,000 skills are available in the Alexa store. Code Zero Zero Zero Destruct Zero is the self-destruct code used by Captain Kirk. Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first Alexa Built-in smartphone.

Alexa - A Virtual Assistance
Alexa – A Virtual Assistance

There are many alternatives of Alexa in market are as follows :

  • Google Home Max
  • KitSound Voice One
  • Nest Mini
  • Bose Home Speaker
  • Harman Kardon Allure Portable
  • FABRIQ Chorus
  • Sonos One (Gen 2)
  • Apple HomePod

Few Popular Apps for Amazon Echo and Google Home :

  • Nest
  • 7 Minute Workout
  • Dominos
  • Phillips Hue
  • Logitech Harmony
  • AllRecipes
  • Stream Music

Few Popular Free Apps that works with Alexa :

  • Mad Libs
  • Big Sky
  • Jeopardy!
  • Cell Phone Finder
  • CNN
  • Skills Spotlight
  • Domino’z Pizza

What can Alexa do ?

  • It can be used as a bluetooth speaker
  • Used to put reminder
  • Ordering Stuffs Online
  • Make Skype Calls
  • Control Your Smart Home
  • Read Emails
  • Locate your Phone
  • Alexa Guard

Limitations of Alexa :

  • It is uncomfortable with music
  • It stops responding to voice
  • Connection turbulence
  • Slow Response
  • Mishearing

Conclusion – It is developed based on natural language processing empowered by AI to drive smart device ecosystems. It can be operated by simply giving a command. You can protect your information by using Alexa.