At the CES show this week a raft of appliance and home electronics makers said they have added Amazon’s voice-controlled virtual assistant, Alexa, to products ranging from TVs to robot vacuums. For non-techies, CES is the annual Las Vegas geek fest where these companies converge to show off their latest and greatest gizmos and features to more than 100,000 attendees.
I recently watched Tony Fadell’s interview at Udacity on YouTube (I encourage you to watch it, Fadell gave a lot of good advices and great insights), and his take on voice recognition “in the home” was super right:
…our goal is to get rid of the technology barriers between you and your loved ones.
For now, it seems only Alexa can give us the right taste of what that world is like.