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Alexa will be in your new Toyota, Lexus auto by 2019

12 January 2018, 12:41 | Antonio Miles

Amazon Alexa is coming to Toyota cars

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Companies are rushing to incorporate voice control into their products and making sure they work with whatever service you use. He doesn't believe having a TV with Google Assistant will dissuade consumers who have Amazon Echos with Alexa in their homes. The learning curve is not that steep, and TiVo feels it is time to jump onto that specific bandwagon. Smart display devices introduce a new form factor to support voice assistants, providing voice assistant companies with another avenue to reach consumers inside the home. As of now though, there is no mention yet of when these integrations will roll out.

Amazon says there are four new capability interfaces in Alexa's Smart Home Skill API - Alexa.Cooking, Alexa.Cooking.TimeController, Alexa.TimeHoldController, and Alexa.Cooking.PresetController. Google's Assistant can be summoned on Android smartphones, and Siri lives on Apple's iPhones.

LG spent almost an hour at its CES press conference talking about how artificial intelligence will make its televisions, washers and refrigerators just a bit smarter.

Adding a digital assistant to a computer is nothing new and how often Alexa, and in what capacity, you'll call upon Alexa on such machines remains to be seen. As a comparison, he said the company opted to go with Alexa for the refrigerator because there would be more of an intent to purchase things like groceries, and Alexa worked better there. "We are continuing to talk to Google", Whitten said. Given the trend of bringing back pop culture of the 1990s-remakes of TV series "Will & Grace" and "Rosanne", fashion replays like high-waisted jeans and choker necklaces-the tech world seems to want to get in on the nostalgia.

The Link View is a smart display speaker with of course Google Assistant embedded into the device.

Asked about Amazon's spat with Google, Whitten said in some ways, not much had changed since the YouTube app was removed from Fire TV devices past year. In fact, we've sold more than one Google Home every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October.

"We have over one million actions available to users that [they] can now look up", a Google spokesman told the BBC. We're just a few days into the new year and continuing to make the Assistant more helpful and more available, no matter what device you're using.

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