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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 01:04:18 PM »
My 2 sons are on their way to CES as we speak.

My son says: "I believe this AI assistant technology is how we will bridge the gap between a human massage and a robot massage. "

#ROBOTS
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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 02:25:18 PM »
Just got back from Vegas and I saw a TON of Google advertisements on taxis, hotel signs, etc.

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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2018, 03:06:17 PM »
I got a Pixel 2 (a treat for myself) and a home mini + chromecast (a present from the kids) for Xmas.
I am having so much fun with them, but it really is a sign of how lazy we are all going to become tho.
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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 03:18:24 PM »
Remember how Google+ was going to battle Facebook dominance? Day late, dollar short.


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Just popped up in my feed:

Here’s Why Alexa Won CES Before The Show Even Started

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Google wants those ads to create the vibe that its Assistant is the go-to choice for consumer electronics companies looking to build a brain into their device.

But the current reality is different than the marketing message. This year, 45.4 million Americans will talk to an AI assistant inside smart speakers, says research firm eMarketer. But only about a quarter of them will be talking to Google’s Assistant, while almost 68% will be talking to Amazon’s Alexa.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40515354/heres-why-alexa-won-ces-before-the-show-even-started
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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 04:06:09 PM »
Amazon's market share doesn't surprise me. They do have that key advantage of being a retailer so adding an echo to their cart along with their other items is an easy upsell.
Shame, as I've used both and I much prefer Google but then I have sold my soul to them :D
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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 04:32:14 PM »
>Day late, dollar short.

Reminds me of Google's attempt to clone Twitch.tv on Youtube, and the Twitch.tv response:
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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 04:34:59 PM »
Google is blocking Youtube from Amazon Echo Show

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16371292/google-youtube-amazon-echo-show

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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2018, 05:08:36 PM »
Google is blocking Youtube from Amazon Echo Show

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16371292/google-youtube-amazon-echo-show

If you can't beat 'em, build a walled garden.

Interesting to see the general consensus in the comments is that Amazon is in the wrong, not Google
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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2018, 05:37:51 PM »
>If you can't beat 'em, build a walled garden.

Amazon also blocks Prime streaming from Android devices.

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Re: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2018, 09:54:52 PM »
Yeah, it's a real pissing contest.  Overall, my tech feeds tend to blame both of them about equally. But on the 'retail' side of the news, most are b###hing at Amazon.  Then again, there are 3 times as many users to b###h at Amz.