Amazon: Now All Alexa Devices Know Which One You're Yelling At

Keeping multiple voice assistants in your home can lead to the occasional misfire, causing a far-flung device in the bedroom to react while you’re attempting to extract the weather forecast from the one in your living room. #Amazon addressed this quirk with its own #Echo devices in 2016, and now it’s bringing that improved listening functionality to all third-party devices. Every Alexa-enabled gadget should finally be on the same page when you ask a question in your assistant-laden home of the future. [Read More]

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#Amazon addressed this quirk with its own #Echo devices in 2016, and now it’s bringing that improved listening functionality to all third-party devices.
#Amazon’s discretionary listening feature, #Echo Spatial Perception (ESP), enables #Echo devices to determine which device is closest to the user when multiple speakers hear the same voice command.
Now that #Amazon is moving its ESP feature to “the cloud,” it’s able to add the ability to “all existing and new Alexa-enabled devices,” #Echo or otherwise.
In its statement, #Amazon says Cloud ESP will improve your device’s listening capabilities in the long run:“Today we’re announcing that ESP has moved to the cloud, introducing several benefits to developers.
With Cloud ESP, all existing and new Alexa-enabled devices get the ESP feature with no requirement for device-side software changes.

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#Amazon #Echo devices can now use a cloud feature to determine which device is closest to the user when multiple speakers hear the same voice command. #SmartSpeaker #Trend

Source: Gizmodo