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How to Build an Amazon Echo Clone with IBM Watson and Intel Edison

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If you want to learn how to make computers you can talk to, here is a fun guide!

Wow, Watson is quite powerful:

In less than 200 lines of code (including comments) we'll have a system that will:

  1. Listen for a button press
  2. Play a sound to let the user know it's listening
  3. Capture 5 seconds of audio input
  4. Convert the audio input to text
  5. Perform a command or search on the input text
  6. Convert the text results to speech
  7. Play the speech audio to the user

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