Alexa, the artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant, that powers devices like the Echo has already been made available by Amazon to third-parties. That’s why we saw Alexa in so many different products at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017 back in January. It’s now opening up the technology that’s crucial to its Echo devices. Amazon will provide the Echo’s voice recognition technology to third-party device manufacturers.

Source: Amazon Echo’s Voice Recognition Technology Open To Third-Parties