Amazon will let Alexa developers use voice recognition to personalize apps

And more third-party #Alexa skills can now enable Echo notifications as well [Read More]

Summary… * Machine-Made

#Amazon today announced that third-party developers will be able to make use of the #Alexa assistant’s voice recognition feature to personalize apps for its line of Echo speakers.
Until today, that recognition feature only worked for #Amazon-built services like shopping lists, flash briefing news updates, and #Amazon Music, among other built-in skills.
Google launched multi-user support using voice recognition back in April and later on added the ability for developers to tap into this data for third-party apps.
In addition to announcing voice recognition for third-party apps, #Amazon also revealed today at re:Invent that it’s bringing #Alexa notifications on Echo speakers to a wider pool of developers starting today.
Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Google does not give developers access to Google Home’s voice recognition feature; it does in fact allow third-party apps to use this data to personalize experiences.

Opinion… * Man-Made

Starting some time in early 2018, #Amazon #Alexa developers will be able to tap into the voice-based profiles to make apps more personalized to various members of a household. #SmartSpeaker #Trend

Source: The Verge