How is Matilda different to a voice assistant like Google Home or Alexa?

August 22, 2022
Category: General

The fundamental differences between voice assistants like Google Home or Alexa and Matilda are:

At a technology level:

  • Matilda can operate without the internet, whereas voice assistants like Google Home or Alexa cannot operate without the internet.
  • Matilda has its own private network (ensuring privacy) which enables it to be connected locally to Bluetooth and Wi Fi enabled smart devices.
  • Matilda can scan its environment 270 degrees in 3D for detecting, tracking and communicating with its human partners.  

At an interaction level:

  • Matilda is underpinned in inclusive design and has been evidenced to engage people with dementia, autism, and learning disabilities
  • Matilda with its shape, baby-like face, emotive expressions and gestures is more believable and trustworthy among its human partners.
  • Matilda can interact in 30 languages in an offline and private mode.
  • Matilda with its ability to move its head 270 degrees in 3D is able to track and interact with its human partners in a wider space.

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