Amazon is getting serious about data-gathering in the Amazon Echo device, which is the company’s biggest foray into hardware-based smart home technology.
But the company is also getting serious in building its cloud services around a set of artificial intelligence bots, a group of software-driven assistants that are being used to help customers automate their home-based activities.
Amazon, for example, recently launched Alexa, which will be available in Amazon Echo devices on November 19.
Amazon’s AI-powered assistant is one of the first tools that Amazon has released to help automate tasks like turning on lights, making coffee, or taking care of pets.
Amazon also released Alexa Skills, a suite of Alexa skills, in December.
Amazon Alexa is a smart speaker that’s powered by Amazon’s cloud platform, called Amazon Cloud Services, and allows Alexa to be programmed by users.
Its voice command is based on human speech.
Alexa can also understand voice commands and respond to them with actions, like making a coffee.
Amazon is also making a significant effort to build out Alexa Skills.
The company has begun providing a tool called Amazon Skill Manager, which allows Alexa users to configure and manage the Alexa Skills that are currently available.
The Alexa Skills are available in both free and paid versions.
Amazon Skill manager lets users customize the skills for a specific home or business, and can even be used to create custom skills for users to use.
Amazon says the Skill Manager allows Alexa developers to integrate their skills into Alexa Skills for a “low cost” to the user.
In addition, Amazon has begun integrating Alexa Skills into other Alexa devices, including Echo Dot, Echo Dot Plus, and the Echo Dot Pro, which supports a wide variety of Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Echo Spot, Echo Spot Plus, Echo Max, Echo Plus, SmartThings, and Amazon Tap.
Alexa Skills allow Alexa to respond to commands in natural language.
For example, if a user types “turn off lights” in the voice command, Alexa will respond, “turn lights off.”
Alexa can respond to “turn on” or “turn up” lights.
Alexa’s AI is also used to answer questions and make suggestions based on the user’s speech patterns.
Alexa also uses the AI to learn and recognize what words a user says, so Alexa can give users more personalized and useful answers.
Alexa is currently being developed by Amazon for the Echo, Echo Show, Echo Tap, Echo, and Echo Dot devices, as well as for other Alexa-powered devices.
Amazon has been developing Alexa Skills in partnership with Google for years.
The search giant also offers an Alexa SDK, which helps developers develop their Alexa Skills on Google’s platform.
Google is also providing Alexa skills for use in Google Home, Google Assistant, Google Home Mini, and Google Assistant Plus.
Amazon and Google’s efforts are also making Alexa more accessible to developers.
Google released the Alexa API, which provides a set and wide range of APIs for developers to use in building their Alexa skills.
Amazon currently has more than 500 Alexa Skills and more than 1,000 Alexa Skills API calls.
Alexa has become an increasingly popular and powerful platform for developers, and Alexa Skills will likely grow in popularity over time.
The development of Alexa Skills is not limited to Alexa.
The developer community also has begun using Google Assistant to create Alexa-based apps, like the Google Home App and the Google Assistant App for iOS and Android.
Amazon already offers an SDK for developers who want to build Alexa Skills based on Google Assistant.
Alexa and Google are also working together to provide developers with access to the Alexa Skill Manager for developers.
Amazon will be releasing an Alexa Skill for developers in the near future.