The most important technology that emerged this year at CES, the world’s most important consumer electronics fair in Las Vegas, was Alexa, Amazon’s artificial intelligence.
We knew Alexa throughout 2015 and 2016 as the artificial intelligence that powered the Echo, Amazon’s smart home device.
Thanks to Amazon’s artificial intelligence Alexa, the hosts have gotten different possibilities through Echo. Echo owners who were able to search the internet with voice commands, manage smart home services, get traffic reports before going to work in the morning, and even order home, were so pleased with the device that Google released a similar product. We know that Apple and Microsoft are working on a similar product as well.
However, while rivalries try to catch up with Echo, they are moving Amazon’s smart assistant far beyond. As we saw during CES 2017, Alexa has already entered LG’s refrigerators and televisions, Ford’s and Volkwagen’s automobiles, and Huawei’s mobile phones. It will not be a surprise to announce the cooperation with other companies soon.
Currently serving only the US, limitedly Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany, Alexa is a rapidly evolving artificial intelligence, a good example of how the artificial intelligence world will work in the near future.