The Amazon Echo is the company’s new home for Alexa.
But what does it mean for Alexa to be an Echo?
We spoke to Alexa expert Adam Fink, who explained that Alexa will be available on Amazon devices starting on October 14th.
If you want to know more about what Alexa will do and how it will work, you can check out the full interview with Fink below.
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Fink is a former Alexa developer who previously worked at Amazon, and he recently returned to the company to help with the development of Alexa and the companys voice-activated assistant.
Fink said that while Amazon is focused on delivering an Alexa product for the consumer market, it also has plans to bring Alexa to the enterprise.
Finky explained that Amazon is interested in expanding Alexa’s reach to the corporate world, but it is still in the early stages of figuring out what Alexa’s role will be for enterprises.
“The biggest thing is we are still very much a work in progress, so we don’t really know what Alexa does,” Fink explained.
“But the more I learn about it, the more it’s interesting.
So for now, I’m really excited about that.
And it’s really about bringing Alexa to enterprise, to make the most of Alexa.”
Fink said Alexa is already helping people work from their devices, which has been something Amazon has been focused on for some time.
Finks first heard about Alexa from his daughter, who was asking Alexa questions in the home.
“She said she wanted Alexa to do things like do laundry or make dinner, and it would answer questions about that,” Finks recalled.
“I was like, ‘What?
That’s so cool.'”
Fink has since been working on Alexa projects for Amazon.
Finking said he is already working on projects to make Alexa available to businesses, and said that Amazon has already started to make those features available to enterprise customers.
“I think one of the big things that Amazon, from a development perspective, is trying to do is bring Alexa up to date, to really help them with how they’re going to use Alexa and how they can interact with Alexa,” Finky said.
“When you’re in your home, you’re not really paying attention to the internet,” Finker added.
“So when you’re away from home, or you’re working, or just using your phone or whatever, then you’re really missing out on how much information is being captured and transmitted and stored by the internet.”
Finks has also been working with Alexa to help companies improve their Alexa functionality, including improving how Alexa works on smartphones and tablets.
Finks said that he has also worked with Amazon on a number of other projects, including helping with Amazon’s Fire TV streaming boxes and Fire tablets.
In addition, Finks helped Amazon integrate Alexa into Amazon’s Cloud Computing Platform for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.
“A lot of what we’ve done is trying really hard to get the Amazon Echo to be really efficient and to be able to really do all of these things and get all of the data from all of those different devices,” Finking told The American Progressive.
“And so we’ve been really proud of that work.
So I’m excited to see what Alexa can do in the enterprise, and that’s why we’ve started to work with Amazon to really make it better.”
Finky added that Amazon will be working with Amazon developers to provide Alexa to businesses with the ability to integrate it into their own devices.
The Echo will also have a few features that will be built into the Echo itself, which include Alexa’s ability to send notifications to users and a voice command capability that allows Alexa to control certain devices.
Finking also noted that Amazon also has a very broad ecosystem of devices available for Echo, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TVs.
“We’ve got a pretty broad range of things to offer,” Finkle said.
“We have a whole range of different devices that are compatible with the Echo.
We have different types of devices that we can integrate with the Alexa, so it’s a pretty wide range of devices.
And we have a really broad range with Alexa itself, because we can have multiple devices working together.
So we’ve got really wide range.”
Finking said that Alexa is currently shipping on a range of products, from smart thermostats to home security devices.
FINK explained that, in general, Alexa is going to be available through a range for Amazon to sell.
“As we do more of these devices, the price is going up, and as we do those devices, they’re getting cheaper,” FINK said.
But Fink noted that, as of now, Amazon is still the only place Alexa is available for purchase.