Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

Google Assistant - the artificial intelligence software that powers Google Home - has expanded to more than 400 million different devices worldwide, according to Scott Huffman, vice president of engineering for Google Assistant.

"CLOi doesn't like me evidently", quipped LG US marketing vice president David VanderWaal.

"The world has become just too complex for just any single company to insist on a proprietary, closed solution", Park said.

While tech heads and people with nothing to hide may welcome the convenience of Amazon's digital helper being present in what will most definitely continue to be some of the most common cars on the road, more privacy-conscious and tin-foil-hatted drivers will undoubtedly balk at the idea of every new Corolla having an unmutable, direct line to the largest internet corporation in the world.

LG collaborators include Google and Alexa creator Amazon, according to the South Korea-based consumer electronics titan.

"You won't have to study instruction manuals any more".

Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at their own press events.

A new SmartThings application to be released by mid-year will consolidate command of Samsung devices and be a "remote control for your connected life", Kim said.

It shows what questions you can ask and what platform it is available.

Samsung televisions sold in the USA will have Bixby to respond to spoken requests or control other home devices.

In what's becoming an annual tradition, the CES electronics trade show, being held this week in Las Vegas, has brought a flurry of announcements of new gadgets built to work with the Seattle company's voice-activated Alexa software.

Toyota Motor Corp. joins Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Nissan Motor Co., Hyundai Motor Co., Daimler AG, BMW AG and Ford Motor Co.in either letting Alexa into their vehicles or integrating the voice service into the connectivity systems that link customers' cars and mobile phones. "This integration means that customers can interact with Alexa, virtually anywhere they drive".

The platforms could help speed the development of new digital assistants, touch displays, video cameras and immersive media, Qualcomm said, noting that Harman and Lenovo were working with Qualcomm on new products, including the Lenovo Smart Display, which uses the Qualcomm Home Hub platform.

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