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AWS extends Alexa voice controls to low-powered devices

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Las Vegas: To the delight of third-party developers, Amazon’s Cloud arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has decided to bring Alexa voice control capabilities to low-powered devices. Currently, Alexa Voice Service (AVS) has a minimum requirement of at least 100 MB of on-device RAM and an ARM Cortex “A” class microprocessor, reports Silicon ANGLE. Amazon is also expanding the capabilities of its AAWS IoT Green grass service, which extends AWS functions to connected devices.

“When you know the state of your physical assets, you can solve a lot of things,” AWS Vice President of IoT Dirk Didascalou told Silicon ANGLE. “You can also create a lot of new services. A lot of our customers have this need,” he added.

To cut back on costs, Amazon is transferring tasks such as processing requirements, retrieving, buffering, decoding and mixing audio on devices to the cloud, making voice control, and potentially bio metrics, possible even for light switches, the report added. AWS customers can also create their own machine learning image analysis thanks to a new feature added to Amazon Recognition called Amazon recognition Custom Labels, available from December 3. (IANS)

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