Amazon want the world to get connected with AIs, specifically by putting Alexa in every piece of technology you can imagine.
A report from CNBC reveals Amazon’s plans to release 8 new Alexa-powered products this year. As part of their mission to bring Alexa to homes all around the world, they will launch a whole range of products ranging from music products to home appliances.
Later this year Amazon plan to put Alexa into new subwoofers and amplifiers as well as receivers for music lovers. They are also implementing their AI into an in-car gadget as cars get more connected with interfaces for music streaming and apps. The most interesting product that Amazon will be putting Alexa into however must be a microwave.
So when you’re in the living room and want to start streaming the fattest possible track you own at a floor-shaking level, just ask your sub to stream it. And likewise, when you’re zapping up a microwave meal for the 3rd time this week you can ask your microwave how to boil rice and fry vegetables.
But in seriousness, this is a big step for Amazon who no doubt want Alexa in all households in every possible way. We’re moving towards the future we’ve been showing for years in films, where our house is essentially a robot that can talk to us, help us, answer questions, keep track of our commitments, and most importantly play our music.
In the Smart speaker market, Amazon holds a giant 71.9% of the market. Their biggest competition is Google who’s AI makes up 18.4% of the market and then all of the other Smart Speakers struggle to make an impact at just a 9.7% share for all of them. They are definitely well on the way to achieving world domination, Amazon AI’s inside tech in every room of our house is their next logical goal.
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos confirms their aim, saying in July: “We want customers to be able to use Alexa wherever they are. There are now tens of thousands of developers across more than 150 countries building new devices using the Alexa Voice Service, and the number of Alexa-enabled devices has more than tripled in the past year.”