Meet Home, Google’s answer to Amazon Echo

Jefferson Graham reports from Google’s I/O developer conference, where the Internet giant introduced new home products and apps aimed at having Google make your life easier. #TalkingTech. Google vice president Mario Queiroz gestures while introducing the new Google Home device during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference(Photo: Eric Risberg, AP) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google officially entered the voice-activated speaker race Wednesday with Google Home. The standalone device will compete directly with Amazon’s popular Echo and should be available to consumers later this year, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced at the search company’s annual developers conference, Google I/O. The move had been anticipated, as Google looks to put its mark on a coming age of artificial intelligence in which machines learn to interpret and answer human queries by leveraging the speed and scope of cloud…


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