This year JBL has updated its headphone line up and introduced three new Bluetooth headphones which feature the Google Assistant. As a part of CES announcement, Google announced a directory where you can see what Google Assistant can do. Product after product advertising support for Amazon Alexa and/or Google Assistant have been announced, heating up the rivalry between the two. Lenovo, HP and other major personal computer makers announced this week that some new computer models would include the ability to converse with Alexa. Although Portal is similar in design to smart displays like Amazon's Echo Show, Facebook plans to market the device as a tool to keep users connected to family and friends by encouraging them to spend more time browsing and messaging on its social network.
Companies are rushing to incorporate voice control into their products and making sure they work with whatever service you use.
Other devices seemed to extend the definition of smart home to new corners.
At the annual tech gathering CES dozens of firms have revealed the smart assistant is coming to everything from dashboards to power chargers, bringing the smart assistant war to cars. That gives it an edge over the Echo Show, considering Google pulled support for the YouTube app on Amazon's touchscreen device past year. We got a thorough look at the Google and Amazon playbook on this strategy this week.
The addition of Alexa to different makes of Windows 10-based computers is particularly interesting in that Amazon and Microsoft were already working together to allow Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana assistant technology work together, with a specific focus on Windows 10 device.
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"We don't want to use AI as a marketing strategy", Park said on Monday in his first interview since he became CTO.
Currently, Cortana boasts just 230 skills - a far cry from the 25,000 available via Alexa.
How technology is upending the world of retail is a theme of discussion at CES this year with panel discussions on topics such as virtual reality, data analytics, and how to use such technology to provide customers with personalized recommendations that would entice them to shop more.