Toyota will add Amazon Alexa to select cars in 2018

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Google clearly came to the Consumer Electronics Show intending to make a huge splash with Google Assistant.

Google and Apple are both launching voice assistant products to compete with Amazon. It is estimated Google Home will capture 25 percent of the smart speaker market in 2018, while Amazon's Echo will command a 68 percent.

"The notion that there is this new layer that can replace apps and operating systems means the stakes are high". It's also why Google is being flashier than usual at CES 2018. Google Assistant could also become a platform for buying products online.

After much anticipation, has now eventually debuted on PCs and will sit alongside Microsoft's preloaded Cortana assistant. Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant is installed by default on Windows 10 computers. Seven percent of Americans report acquiring at least one smart speaker between Black Friday and the end of 2017, and 4% report acquiring their first smart speaker device during the holidays.

A cute, table-top smart hub called CLOi went awry, with the voice-commanded, small snow-person shaped device quickly ignoring an LG executive.

Such moments are playfully referred to as "the curse of the live demo" in Silicon Valley. Users can definitely expect it to communicate with LG's SmartThinQ connected appliances and products.

Others, including Hyundai and Ford, have already made similar moves.

Every query Amazon's Alexa gets is one Google loses; and Amazon is playing the same game, using its own virtual butler to lure in as many Prime subscribers as it can.

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While the WK9 advertises Google Assistant primarily, LG does put it under its now unified ThinQ artificial intelligence brand.

The preceding press release was provided by a company unaffiliated with Dealerscope.

Also new this year: some serious competition.

Samsung is investing in improving Bixby so that it "intuitively understands you and figures out what you need before you ask", according to Kim.

Other devices seemed to extend the definition of smart home to new corners.

It has Chromecast functionality built in so you can cast to it from other devices.

Toyota suggests a number of ways users could use Alexa in the auto, such as for taking notes and setting reminders, activating apps, or for controlling other smart devices, such as the heating and cooling on your house. Alexa in cars can also be synced with smart-home devices to control thermostats while on the road.

In addition, Bloomberg's sources claim that Google is working on a strategy to let consumers buy products and services using Google Assistant.

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