Like Siri or Google Now, the Josh programming language is built to support natural language voice commands. This includes greetings, questions, instructions, and more. Further, Josh is built to control and connect any “smart” device, from any device. For example, with Josh you can turn on your speakers from your watch, change the temperature from your phone, shut off the lights from your desktop, etc. Initially, Josh will be focused on the smart home, but over time we envision a more general-purpose AI. Josh will go where you go, making your life easier and more productive.
Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service available on hundreds of millions of devices from Amazon and third-party device manufacturers. With Alexa, you can build natural voice experiences that offer customers a more intuitive way to interact with the technology they use every day. We offer a collection of tools, APIs, reference solutions, and documentation to make it easier to build for Alexa.
Get hands-free help around the house. Just start by saying “Hey Google”. Enjoy entertainment – play music, podcasts, news and radio, just with a simple voice request. Plan your day – ask Google for your daily brief, your flight information or about your commute to work. And, check on the latest weather and traffic in your area. Manage tasks – set alarms and timers, pull up your calendar appointments, or add items to your shopping list using just your voice. Control your home – ask Google to adjust the temperature, lighting and more.
Now you can control your smart appliances, check their status, or even do a bunch of things at once — using just your voice. In the Home app, for example, you can create a scene named “I’m home” that opens the garage, unlocks the front door, and turns on the lights. Turn off the lights, see who’s at the front door, adjust your living room temperature, turn up the music, and so much more with the power of your voice.
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