tech2 News StaffMay 30, 2016 12:59:43 IST
Alexa is an intelligent voice assistant that is the technology behind Amazon's Echo, a device with voice UI for living rooms. As Amazon's Echo is not sold outside the United States, Amazon just launched a web version of Alexa. The purpose of the web site is to let developers and consumers get an idea of what Alexa is capable of, even if they do not own an Echo.
Echosim.io uses the Alexa Voice Server. The Alexa Voice server provides Alexa's capabilities to third party implementations. The Alexa software development kit allows developers building third party applications and hardware to integrate Alexa into their offerings. Amazon opened up integration with third party applications and services in January last year. Amazon is reportedly working on a standalone device powered by Alexa in the form factor of a tablet.
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