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Hands on: Google Assistant's new 'smart displays' are a must-have

Hands on: Google Assistant's new 'smart displays' are a must-have Hands on: Google Assistant's new 'smart displays' are a must-have
Russell Knight | 13 January, 2018, 14:58

No matter what you want, there's a good chance Google Assistant - and the Lenovo Smart Display - can help you out. The company's sending a clear sign to Amazon that there are still contenders in the digital assistance space.

For most consumer, the fact they have invited a piece of always-listening artificial intelligence into their home - or received it as a Christmas present - is unlikely to have crossed their mind. It's up to the consumer to decide if perks like a voice-activated toilet seat are worth the risk. Another prepares to embark on a vacation and shuts off her lights by saying, "Hey, Google, I'm leaving".

Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant are just a few years old, and this year's CES proved their parent companies are still fighting over every inch of the voice-assistant market. Both Lenovo and LG announced touchscreen-enabled smart speakers with Google Assistant on-board, which is likely to make up for Google not making a Google Home with a display yet. The company still sounds bullish about the smart assistant.

CES 2018 is officially under way and Google has set up camp. For example, you can preheat your oven by saying, "Alexa, tell Geneva to preheat the upper oven to 350". Someone, it seems, forgot to ask the Assistant for a weather forecast in CES week, and torrential rains on Tuesday forced the Google tent - which proved not to be waterproof in several places - to close.

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As for using smart speakers in a corporate environment, Munson says: "Such advice should count double given the frequency in which sensitive data will be spoken in range of a smart speakers, especially if it is located in a busy staff area or a meeting room". "We wanted this to be instead you're having a conversation and the display enhances it, so a lot of the work is going to ensure we maintain that simplicity". This is definitely not a system for the price-conscious.

For the moment, voice competitors to Amazon and Google remain largely in the wings. In addition to digital assistants there was actually quite a bit of technology shown off that was powered by A.I.in some way, such as the DJI Osmo Mobile 2, which is said to use A.I.to power the Active Tracking feature. But it hasn't been a huge factor in gadget announcements leading up to CES. Apple, however, had to push back the release of the HomePod, its almost-$350 smart speaker, until "early" this year; it was originally scheduled for December 2017.

The company is reportedly working on a redesigned Google Store with Assistant-powered devices at the heart of its online platform, reports Bloomberg.

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