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Hardware 

  • While not as obvious as AI, this is the underlying technology that it runs

https://techxplore.com/news/2018-07-tube-artificial-neural-network-molecular.html

Latest Trends

Hardware continues to evolve.   Key trends to watch:

 

Quantum Computing

Which Voice Service is leading, and who is catching up? 

 

AI Specific Processors

Your Alexa may sound different in the days to come 

Sounds just like Human Voices 

Listen to the progress made by Google in its WaveNet Project

Process multiple commands 

Your Alexa may sound different in the days to come 

 

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How to learn more about Voice Services

Step 1:  Get at least ONE Voice Service

As there are multiple Voice Services to choose from, you need to purchase at least one.  As each Service will have its own strengths and weaknesses, you might want to consider purchase more than one Vendors to get an appreciation of the differences

Step 2:  Learn the commands for the Voice Service

Step 3:  Experiment with available Skills

There are always new "skills" you can add to your Voice Service.   Clink on this link for an article that talks about 52 of them for the Amazon Echo !

52 Best Alexa Skills

Step 4:  Build your own Voice Service skill  (Medium Difficulty !) 

Creating new capabilities for Voice Services is referred to as "Skills" (Amazon Echo) or "Commands" (Google Home).   

 

The best part, you don't need to be a professional programmer to build your own skills !!!  Here are some sites that allow you to build some basic ones for use in your home

Amazon Blueprints

Step 5:  Design/Build your own Voice Service Application  (Advanced Difficulty !) 

Developing a Voice Application requires a number of design considerations.   Here are links to sites that provide that insight (registration may be required) 

Voice Playbook 

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