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Which voice assistant speaks the most languages, and why?

Contrary to popular Anglocentric belief, English isn’t the world’s most-spoken language by the total number of native speakers — nor is it the second. In fact, the West Germanic tongues rank third on the list, followed by Hindi, Arabic, Portuguese, Bengali, and Russian. (Mandarin and Spanish are first and second, respectively.) Surprisingly, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s […]

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Samsung's next TVs can be controlled by talking to Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant

Samsung The next Samsung televisions will enable voice control through your existing Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers. By saying, “Hey Alexa” or “OK Google,” you’ll be able to turn your TV on or off, change channels, and even swap input selections. Rather than building the assistant software and associated hardware into its TVs, […]

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Google Assistant now compares Lyft and Uber prices, but it can’t book a car

Google’s keeping the Google Assistant, its AI-powered, cross-device voice and visual assistant, fresh with a steady stream of updates. Yesterday saw the rollout of an improved visual interface on Android and support for paid subscription voice apps. And today, Google took the wraps off of tighter integration with ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber. Starting […]