" Alexa, what is the news ? "
Two days back, I got the AI powered Amazon Echo Dot, having the cloud based service through the Amazon Personal Assistant Alexa.
|Amazon Echo dot, INR 3150, www.amazon.in|
Amazon Echo Dot, has been in the market for more than 2 years and accesses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) through a wi-fi connection while the Google Home is the new entrant released just last year and has access to the vast Google knowledge repository and also great services like Youtube .. (which is a big shortcoming for Amazon) ..
Click here to know more about the best Alexa skills and commands..
For information gathering and retrieval tasks, Google Home is more powerful but for tasks like shopping, networking with other devices using IoT Amazon Echo has the upper edge.
|Google Home about INR 10,000 on ebay ..|
In the next few days and weeks, I will be able to explore the additional features of Amazon Echo like IoT by working on integrating more home devices like TV, lighting, Audio systems etc to the Amazon Echo. I find AI capabilities in Echo and Google Home limited, but in the growth phase.
|Echo is simple to setup and use ...|
Cost wise, in Bangalore, Amazon Echo dot comes at INR 3150 while Google Home mini costs almost INR 8000.
|Google Home mini, INR 8000 on ebay|
Here is a Techcrunch comparison of Alexa, Google Siri and Sonos ..