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In an effort to cement its position in the voice recognition market, Amazon has opened up its Alexa technology to third parties. The e-retailer is offering its seven-microphone array and voice processing tech to hardware makers who want to include voice activation in their products, but don't want to spend the enormous time …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Who would win in a fight between Alexa, Siri, Bixby, Cortuna, and a dead crab?

    "tell it who you are, what your product plans are, and what chipset and programming languages you will use."

    Oh, yes, hello, I am Dave "Anonymouse" Null and I am planning to insert a device into a life-size My Little Pony replica, for, um, research porpoises.

    "Did you just say porpoises?"

    No, oh, excuse me, I meant to say purposes.

    "Continue."

    Great. I'll be using the world famous 4K4 embedded microwhatits. Here you go:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_4004

    And I'll be programming it with the Whitespace language:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitespace_(programming_language)

    "Okay, we'll get back to you."

    Hey, that's not a no! :)

    "Well, no."

    Okay. Shit.

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: Who would win in a fight between Alexa, Siri, Bixby, Cortuna, and a dead crab?

      "Who would win in a fight between Alexa, Siri, Bixby, Cortuna, and a dead crab? "

      I don't know but AFAICS there's only one that would go well in a salad.

  2. LionelHutz

    This is in line with American federal law and is also excellent policy.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    no children allowed ...

    ... why, exactly ? and why the re-definition of child as < 13 yo ?

    1. Swarthy Silver badge
      Go

      Re: no children allowed ...

      reference the comment by LionelHutz directly above:

      This is in line with American federal law

    2. Knewbie

      Re: no children allowed ...

      cannot be legally deemed responsible for a purchase.

      but once you're 13 you can be considered as acceptable as an adult inmate in Murican's prisons, so ordering a gross of condoms (12*12) is ok...

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: no children allowed ...

        @Knewbie - OK, thanks for the explanation :)

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