Amazon Ports Alexa Voice Assistant on Raspberry Pi
Amazons Alexa Voice Assistant is set to come to Raspberry Pi as the company released its voice-activated ‘companion’ for the tiny computer.
Alexa Voice Assistant on Raspberry Pi will reside in the Echo range of speakers, and will offer voice-based home and automation shopping.
Basically, the native Amazon Echo speakers get plugged into power, activated with Wi-Fi, and then the word ‘Alexa’ has to be spoken to activate the search feature. Amazon promises that its plan to make Raspberry Pi do the same with the AI.
Alexa Voice Assistant is fairly open, which means that developers have the opportunity to use the AI and implement it in their own products. Amazon makes the necessary development kits for this purpose, and this version on Raspberry Pi is available on GitHub.
This particular version not only offers the codes needed to access the service, but also gives a procedure to turn a Raspberry Pi computer into a home assistant.
Amazon looks to benefit from this by utilizing the ties between Alexa Voice Assistant and its own retail offerings. The firm is also looking to gain more users whose input will be used by them for analyzing the AI.
Those who choose to turn their Raspberry Pi computers as hosts for Alex will get an educational project that is explained in the procedure.
Source The Register