DPAs (Digital Personal Assistants) are running our lives after 29 years since the first virtual assistant was launched even if you think you’re not using one. The integrating is there for all mobile devices and control how we manage our day to day lives without us evening noticing. Amazon Alexa Virtual Assistant or Alexa launched in 2014 and more than 100m of its Echo and Dot gadgets are available in homes around the world today.
In five years, Alexa is topping the DPA market with 8.2 million users around the world and 61.1% of US market shares of smart speakers. Amazon is adding more and more features into Alexa, that is why it’s the most intelligent of all assistants in the market.
Below we discuss the most important features Amazon Alexa provides that make our lives smart and us smarter.
Best Home Security
Home security remains the most important subject even in this era of innovation and inventions. Amazon Alexa has recently got many features that make it the perfect home guard.
Amazon has been working to make Alexa recognize more than commands. Other than the sounds of glass breaking and smoke alarms going off, Amazon has adds-on ability to listen to human-related sounds as Guard is set to its “away” mode. These include the sounds of walking, crying, and closing doors when no one is available at home. When hearing one of these signals, Alexa will send an alert to a client.
The Talking Doorbell, or as Amazon likes to call it “Doorbell Concierge”, will shortly make its way into the market. It will be able to ask the visitors questions to know their intentions and helps them with their genuine work.
More Humanly Conversations
Amazon says that it’s been working on using neural networks to make Alexa’s voice sound more human when it communicates or translates. This natural language modeling will very soon give Alexa a completely different set of voices. Amazon says it will sell Jackson-as-Alexa as an add-on service starting later this year.
Amazon is also improving to listen to emotions too when talking. This will give it a more human feel and make it able to generate better answers to our queries as it can detect if we are happy with the answer or not. It will also improve the general user experience by holding understanding conversations.
A Number Of Automatic Tasks
With more than 90,000 skills, Alexa is transforming your life in the best way imaginable. Other than the normal flight booking and dinner reservations, Alexa automates your tasks in a way that actually makes your daily life faster.
Amazon Alexa virtual Assistant routines are a feature appreciation for most people and analysts. This gives you the authority to automate your daily life tasks without you needing to talk at all. Need a different alarm schedule for different days, tell Alexa or want Alexa to check security locks after you wish goodnight, it is all ears! It also has the ability to tie many actions to a single command. Doesn’t this look like a world where not even speaking is necessary for tasks?
After this research and great inventions, we can say that Alexa has the greatest potential of becoming a humanoid robot. If it’s handling your life in the form of a tablet device, imagine how easy your life will be when it is running around with you talking like a real human. And it will be more intelligent than a human assistant because it’s still a machine incapable of feeling emotions or getting tired.