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Monday, February 12, 2018

Amazon Designing Alexa Chips

Amazon designs deeper.  Which ultimately will be the way you get better intelligence, conversation and engagement.   Faster and more on-point.

Amazon is reportedly designing AI chips to improve Alexa
It follows in the footsteps of companies like Apple and Google.
 By Swapna Krishna, @skrishna  in Engadget

Amazon has begun designing its own AI chips, according to an exclusive report from The Information. The hardware is designed for anything powered by Alexa, including the Echo, and would allow the virtual assistant to respond more quickly by adding speech recognition directly to the device.

Right now, whenever a user makes an inquiry on an Alexa-powered device, there is a delay while the virtual assistant contacts the cloud in order to interpret the request. While Echo devices would continue to rely on the cloud for complex inquiries, adding speech recognition directly would allow Alexa to perform simple tasks, such as checking the time, without that cloud delay. ....  " 

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