For the second year in a row, Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant dominated CES. More than 1,000 brands now market some 4,000 devices powered by Alexa. Amazon’s voice recognition technology is proliferating so quickly, I have labeled the trend “Alexified.”
The official wording is “Amazon Alexa Connected Speaker API support.” Need Alexa in a new device but don’t want to develop proprietary voice tech? Deploy one of several platforms pre-approved for Alexa Voice Service (AVS).
One striking example of the widespread adoption of voice recognition is the Numi Intelligent toilet with KOHLER Konnect ($6,000), pictured above.
The Numi Intelligent offers a slew of features, including warm-water bidet cleansing, UV light sanitizing wand, odor control, music, ambient lighting, feet warming and automatic seat temperature management. Control everything via the KOHLER Konnect app, including asking Alexa to flush the toilet.
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