ZDNet – Amazon Echo: The Four Hard Problems Amazon Had to Solve to Make it Work

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ZDNet – SVP of Amazon’s device and services business, Dave Limp, discussed the four problems the company experienced in developing its Echo device: far field voice recognition, natural language understanding, privacy and text to speech. He also noted the inspiration for the device came from the voice capabilities of the starship Enterprise from the Star Trek series. LINK