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October 28, 2016 AT 1:00 am

Alexa Baked in a Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

From JohnKeefe.net:

You can put Alexa in a Raspberry Pi, and that is pretty cool.

Alexa is Amazon’s intelligent agent, like Siri for your living room. Standing nearby, you speak to it with a question or a command, and it responds verbally.

Normally Alexa lives inside a $180 device called an Amazon Echo, or the new $50 Echo Dot. But Emily Withrow at Northwestern University’s KnightLab told me it was possible to put the Alexa code inside a cheap Raspberry Pi hobby computer. And I happened to have an old Pi lying around.

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