Newsletter: Sing A Song And Alexa Will Play Along & A Unified Platform For Smart Cameras

Newsletter: Sing A Song And Alexa Will Play Along & A Unified Platform For Smart Cameras

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Our generation grew up with technology. It evolved as we grew up. This new generation has had it since they were babies. That’s crazy. It fundamentally changes the way they understand and think about technology. They’ve never known life without it, whereas we knew life without the Internet.” ~ Brit Morin

ALEXA CAN NOW RECOGNIZE SONG WHEN YOU ARE HUMMING THE SONG

THE STORY

Alexa can tell what song it is when you don’t remember the name of the song.

WHAT CAN IT DO?

When you want to listen to your favorite track or a song whose name, you can’t possibly remember, Alexa will help. Alexa will find those songs for you. Now when you are listening to Amazon Music, you can Alexa to find the tune that you love or haven’t heard in a while for you in a very simple manner.

You can do so with the particular singer as well. All you need to do say, Alexa, play the song by Taylor Swift that I listened to yesterday or Alexa, play Selena Gomez songs that I haven’t heard lately.  Moreover, you can also ask Alexa to play something according to the genres or ask anything to play that you haven’t heard in a while.

See Also: 5 Cool Features Of Alexa-Powered Smart Speakers

IS AMAZON WORKING ON ALLURING MORE MUSIC LOVERS?

Looks like, Amazon is working on making Alexa better when it comes to listening to music. It introduced Alexa support to its Music app in September 2017 and also Amazon enabled Alexa to find music according to your mood or activity, you are involved in such as cooking, classical music to soothe yourself or jazz for  party mood.

In February, a new Alexa ability which allows Prime Music listeners and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers to add their favorites tunes to playlist or create a new playlist

All the new features are made available to Amazon Music subscribers and Prime members in the US and UK.

See Also: 5 Simple Ways to Make your Alexa Smarter


NIKON, SONY, AND OTHERS WILL COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A COMMON PLATFORM FOR SMART CAMERAS

THE STORY

Network of Intelligent Camera Ecosystem (NICE) is bringing all the camera manufacturer together to bring out the best and smart in cameras.

WHAT IS THE PLAN?

If you want to keep an eye on your toddlers or teens by installing a camera, which is easily accessible from anywhere, then there is a good news for you. Network of Intelligent Camera Ecosystem (NICE) is going to make it work for you. Some of the biggest camera manufacturers including Nikon, Sony, imaging startup Wistron and Scenera, Phone Manufacturer Foxconn have teamed up to make smart cameras operate with each other coherently.  In other words, soon you should be able to watch video streams from cameras of several brands on a common interface.

HOW IS IT USEFUL?

NICE will set certain specifications that the hardware makers can use for their cameras so that video footage which is captured cane handled in different ways such as indexed, split into scenes, easy to search, stored in the cloud, and scannable in thumbnails.

If various brands will follow the rules and manufacture according to the specs set, It will be easy to develop apps that could work for a wide range of cameras, also let all those devices to work in harmony.

According to Scenera CEO David Lee, a unified platform could allow them to share AI infrastructure for things like improved object recognition, making them independent of manufacturer’s AI solution.

The union involves companies that provide components like processors and sensors. Possibly the project will start by the end of the year and soon we will have NICE products by 2019. It will be exciting to see, who all joins the team.

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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