At an after-hours social gathering at Amazon’s CES exhibit on the Venetian, Shaquille O’Neal and Man Fieri dished jokes to a boisterous crowd because the two celebrities poured glasses of a spicy, reddish cocktail they’d made with the assistance of Amazon’s Alexa.
In the meantime, at Google’s expansive, two-story booth exterior the Las Vegas Conference Heart, the search large constructed an elaborate escape room-style attraction to showcase its competing product: Google Assistant. As a part of the expertise, attendees are known as voice instructions, whereas they moved by means of a market and residential kitchen. All of the whereas, a narrator poked enjoyable at the company over a loudspeaker.
In what’s develop into an annual ceremony, the two greatest names in voice expertise use CES, the worldwide tech gathering in Las Vegas, to make a case for his or her digital helper. Every firm needs its assistant to be on the heart of what they hope will probably be a voice-enabled future.
Amazon and Google tried one-upping one another, as they’ve previously, by showing off an array of latest enterprise partnerships, units, and voice capabilities, in hopes of convincing many more corporations and prospects to affix their ecosystems. CNET reporters Richard Nieva, who writes about Google, and Ben Fox Rubin, who studies on Amazon, had been on the bottom in Las Vegas for the week. They debated whether or not Amazon or Google made a much bigger splash on the present.
However, the firm truly scaled again slightly this year. The sales space was extra contained than last year, once they constructed a theme park trip alongside the strains of “It is a Small World.” Do not get me unsuitable. The escape room was elaborate; nevertheless, it wasn’t as grand. Here is hoping CES 2021 features a hyperrealistic AI-powered Impossible Chicken Wing powered by Alexa, or maybe Google Assistant. Now that might be fairly candy.