Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

Alexa-Linked AR Glasses Let Wearers Access The Voice Assistant Anywhere

First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Be Shown at CES Vuzix Making Alexa-Enabled Smart Glasses, to Debut at CES 2018
Sandra Phillips | 13 January, 2018, 16:12

Although Alexa users already have access to the voice assistant on PCs via an Amazon-sanctioned website, the partnership with PC manufacturers will make the usage of Alexa an experience that is much more integrated into using the PC.

Those include the top vendors like Acer, Asus, HP and Lenovo, all of whom are now prepping up to integrate the Alexa voice assistant on their upcoming notebooks and desktops.

Michael Dobbs, a vice president at 360i, believes one reason Amazon continues to dominate smart-speaker sales despite Alexa's relatively poor technical performance is because of the company's two-year head start.

Three years and change since Amazon first launched Alexa, the digital assistant has become a familiar voice in American homes.

Next week, during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, a company named Vuzix will introduce a new pair of AR smartglasses that will feature Amazon's virtual personal assistant Alexa. This is where the business uses shine too: with an AR app, a fictional engineer look at a broken circuit board, get the glasses to identify what's wrong, and order the parts immediately through Amazon. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.).

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Six months since Amazon and Microsoft shook hands for coupling Windows 10 with Alexa, we are having the initial signs of its arrival.

Travers said his company hopes to ship the AR glasses sometime during the second quarter of 2018 for around $1,000.

But they contain a decent amount of tech that connects to a wearer's phone and effectively provides a wearable head-up display, a built-in camera, microphone and side-mounted touchpad to make the glasses a "smart" device. They could even get weather updates through the glasses. Vuzix CEO Paul Travers says that the price will be reduced to $500 by 2019.

In the future, however, Dobbs thinks Amazon's first-to-market advantage will fade and the gap between the Echo and Google Home will close.

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