With the success of Amazon’s Echo and it's voice-controlled assistant Alexa, the smart speaker war is heating up to battle for the hub of home automation.
Traditionally, these devices needed to be operated with buttons, a remote, or other physical controls, limiting their capabilities. As AI becomes more mainstream and customers demand more from their devices, the need to become more user-friendly grows. Consumers want instantaneous responses without having to hunt down a remote, or get up to approach their device - the demand for far-field voice activation is just around the corner.
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