Other terms uses for these Artificial Intelligence Voice Assistant devices, and software are:
Smart Assistant, Smart Speaker,
Digital Assistant, personal digital assistant, voice activated device, and Far Field Voice Technology.
Amazon Dot Google Mini
Other Echo speaker models
* Other Google Assistant Speakers
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.
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.
|Hardware ||Software ||Price ||Best at ||Audio
|Amazon Echo Plus and Dot ||Alexa ||$149 |
|Widest smart-home device support.
Lights, switches, thermostat |
Video calling with Echo Spor or Echo Show
|Amazon Echo Show ||Alexa ||$60-$170 ||Video Calls, Amazon Prime videos, see what music you’re playing, pause, or skip tracks ||
|Sonos One ||Alexa |
|$200 ||Similar to Echo, Better sound ||
|Google Home |
|Google Assistant, Google Now ||$129 |
|Home entertainment control. Interface to smart TV (or a TV with chromecast attached) or audio. |
Best at answering general questions.
|Apple HomePod speaker |
Apple iPhone, iPad
|Siri (Sassy) ||$350 ||Best sound ||
|MICROSOFT Invoke Smart Speaker |
|Cortana || ||Good at answering questions ||
|JBL Link 20 || ||$200 || ||Wi-Fi
|Harman Kardon Invoke ||Cortina ||$100 ||best speaker for Skype ||
|UE Blast and Megablast ||$230 |
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See Sample Answers
Sample Answers to Questions or Commands
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.
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last updated 26 Nov 2017