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Which voice do you want in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant?

Reuters  |  Las Vegas 

Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant? Manufacturers of appliances and other products are considering factors such as ease of use and language support as they pick voice technology from what they view as a wide open battle between Alphabet’s Google, Amazon.com and others. Consumer demand is surging for the ability to summon music, order food and control lights by voice commands. Amazon.com’s Alexa voice assistant is the early leader and could spur up to $12 billion in Amazon sales in 2020, Stifel, Nicolaus ...

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 00:50 IST
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