08:05 19 May 2017
Giant companies like Amazon and Google have launched virtual assistants powered smart speakers that tie together all internet-connected devices in your home. They can directly control smart home devices or through other families of products and automation programs like IFTTT. Both companies encourage to stick with their respective product and then outfit the rest of your home based on what devices are compatible with your smart speaker’s AI.
But with various updates and new products that are coming out so frequently, is it wise to just stick with one virtual assistant? Google is expected to announce how it will expand its uses for its Google Assistant at l/O annual developers’ conference. It is competing head to head against Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Microsoft’s Cortana. Each represents just a silver of what’s possible when you combine artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices, and voice commands. That’s why, experts say that you’d be happier if you use more than one manufacturer’s AI and products so you can get the best possible experience in building your smart home.
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