The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is a coveted gathering place for thousands of companies to announce their latest gadgets. From walking cars and modular television screens to voice-controlled bathrooms and personal beer brewing machines, CES 2019 revealed something for everyone.
Google Assistant Connect button and tablet shown at CES 2019. Credit: Engadget.
CES 2019 has been a whirlwind for everyone in consumer technology. Google, in particular, has been pulling out all the stops to challenge Amazon's dominance over the voice tech market.
One of Google's announcements is already making developers and manufacturers rub their hands together in anticipation. The Google Assistant Connect – a new way for third parties to integrate smart functions (like recognizing voice commands) without the encumbrance of computing them.
From tired parents who need to order another pack of diapers to people wanting guidance on how to manage diabetes, Amazon is determined to make Alexa their go-to provider.
With voice assistants in over 50 million homes across the U.S., a growing number of people are switching to this popular medium to get their messages out into the world.
Earlier this year, Amazon Alexa announced the introduction of cooking capabilities in the Alexa Smart Home Skill API.
“By 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family,” says Annette Zimmermann, research VP at Gartner in their latest study on Emotion AI.