Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have led to widespread acceptance of AI-based assistants. Voice search is rapidly increasing in popularity, and Conversational-AI is on the way to becoming the dominant search mode.
Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) enables developers to add voice control to any connected device that has a microphone and speaker. The upshot? AVS-enabled products allow an end user to control his/her music, alarms, smart home and entertainment device--and a lot more--with just the power of her voice.
In turn, companies are rolling out development kits for AVS designed to help engineers rapidly prototype their ideas and take them to production-ready products.
In this article (click on the downloadable PDF link above), we compare eight development kits—priced from $129 to $1250—that offer a variety of options in processor type, number of microphones on board, single-board-computer platform, and more.