BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Amazon has just released a new home assisting device, Echo Look. Besides the microphone typical for such assistants, the device is also equipped with a camera. Amazon says that people can use this camera to have the assistant analyze their looks and offer them fashion advice.
Thus, the new Amazon Echo Look is now a fashion assistant, besides being a home assistant. Users can set when the camera becomes active, and then it will start capturing images and videos which are automatically sent to the computer the device is connected to.
Echo Look assists you with your outfit
A LED light signals the user if the camera is in use. Also, they can attach the assistant to a wall, as it has a special mount which allows it. If they choose not to put it on the wall, it can also stand freely on a table or shelf.
With the new Echo Look, Amazon changed their orientation. The previous device, Amazon Echo, worked only as a non-interactive music speaker. Now, they decided to add it a camera which captures outfit photos and provides fashion advice if needed.
The assistant has a special software which takes special photos of the user. Thus, the background will be blurred, so that the user and his or her outfit stands out. As mentioned before, the gadget can also capture videos, so it helps you see your outfit from all angles and have a complete image of how you look like.
The device can even let you access expert fashion advice
This might already sound impressive, but the device has another special feature. It is called Style Check, and allows users to receive expert advice regarding their outfits. If you access this service, Echo Look will upload your images on a special platform where you can ask the opinion of fashion experts.
Amazon made a lot of improvements to their home assisting devices, and are planning to make Echo Look and the AI which powers them even smarter. For instance, they made the AI Alexa sound less robotic and it can now whisper to you.
Despite all these achievements, Google scared the competition on the home assisting market by introducing the multi-user feature on Google Home. At the moment, none of Amazon’s devices is able to do that, but they might be preparing more surprises for the future.
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