I was at a holiday party recently and was asked "What is the Amazon Echo?" It seemed like a simple question. Yet, as I started giving an answer, trying to keep it practical rather than technical, I realized this was a harder question than I thought. Even Alexa will give an answer:
"Alexa is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon.com's Lab126, made popular by the Echo."
This explanation doesn't give an idea of what Alexa is. We know Alexa is sold as a speaker system, which is the way it gets into our house, because at least that provides a reasonable explanation to what it is, everybody knows what a speaker is. Read More >>> about Amazon Alexa as a Platform