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Old November 19th, 2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Amazon Echo

Think Apple's Siri with a Bluetooth speaker in a standalone unit. Very cool.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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It would have to be better than Siri. Worst voice recognition ever.
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I've only watched Amazon's demo video of it. I'm curious how long they've been working on the tech., or if they just bought the voice recognition system off another company. Apple still hasn't perfected Siri, and Microsoft and Google have been working on their old stuff for quite some time too.

I suspect it'll only be a matter of time before it's filling your amazon.com shopping cart based on your conversations in the room. For example, you come inside after shoveling, and say to your wife "Man, it's really cold out there! I was freezing my butt off." AMAZON ECHO: "I have taken the liberty of ordering you thermal underwear."
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I can't think of any practical use case where this is better than using the phone that's more likely to be in your pocket than you in the room with Echo.
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I got one. It's very cool.
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