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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.
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.
From blasting your favorite tunes to turning down the AC, voice assistants have unlocked a whole new world of blissful convenience. You can ask them to control your home devices, tell jokes, or even serenade you with the best of AI beatboxing. For most of us, the possibilities are seemingly endless.
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Developers, what if we told you that you don’t always have to battle with limited voice platforms? That’s right, allow us to introduce you to Mycroft (no, not Microsoft), a virtual assistant that is 100% open source.
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