Google in catchup mode with latest push into consumer artificial intelligence

This is no surprise to see in this year at Google I/O conference in the Google Campus pushing into new products and services in voice recognition and more adaptive text apps to try to compete against Amazon and facebook’s rise in user-friendly search-and-assistant services. What was surprising was Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai admitting on stage that Amazon Echo, the tabletop and mobile speaker device with Alexa, a voice recognition assistant has stolen a march on google and the rest of the industry in offering voice-controlled services for the connected home to connected retail and a huge range of other possible services. Amazon launched Echo June 2015, a year ahead of Google having recognized earlier than anyone else that this would be the “next big thing”. We are moving from…


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