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Other terms uses for these Artificial Intelligence Voice Assistant devices and software are:
Smart Assistant, Digital Assistant, personal digital assistant and Far Field Voice Technology.


† Other Echo speaker models
* Other Google Assistant Speakers
Google Home Mini

They all answer questions:
What time is it?
What is the weather tomorrow?
And do things like:
Set an alarm for 6 AM
Add milk to my shopping list
Play some classical music.

Hardware Software Best at
Amazon Echo and Dot Alexa Wide smart-home device support.
Lights, switches, thermostat
Google Home
Other Speakers,
Android Phone
Google Assistant, Google Now Home entertainment control. Interface to smart TV (or a TV with chromecast attached) or audio.
Apple HomePod speaker
Apple iPhone, iPad
Siri (Sassy) Best sound
MICROSOFT Invoke Smart Speaker
Windows Phone,
Cortana
In addition to its built-in features, the Alexa platform includes a growing list (more than 15,000 at last count) of "Skills," akin to apps on a smartphone, that unlock capabilities such as reading recipes, ordering pizza, or calling an Uber.

See 75 Point Comparison of Amazon Echo to Google Home - HomeAlarmReport.com for a good list of features.


Terms:
Far-field voice input processing (FFVIP). - The ability of a microphone to separate voices from noise when the speaker is 12 to 15 feet away.


Links:
Smart Assistant Review: Living With Alexa, Google and Siri | Time
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Voice Controlled Speaker Is Best for You?: Wirecutter Reviews | A New York Times Company
75 Point Comparison of Amazon Echo to Google Home - HomeAlarmReport.com
Make the Most Out of Amazon Echo and Google Home | WIRED
Google Home Mini review - The Verge
Siri vs. Google Assistant vs. Alexa vs. Cortana: Which AI is best? - Business Insider
Dave's notes

last updated 26 Nov 2017