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Mercedes-Benz launches voice-command service using Google Home or Amazon Echo

Mercedes-Benz launches voice-command service using Google Home or Amazon Echo

While some estimates put Amazon's Echo sales around 8 million USA units so far, there are now no solid numbers around the competing Google Home device.

The company already sold almost 500 of its voice developer kits at $299 each. These updates have also enabled Google Home owners to use their devices to find nearby stores that stock the items they want. It includes Amazon Echo, the Echo Doc, the Amazon Tap, and Fire TV. "What was missing was cloud infrastructure".

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) recently added a new wake word to its Alexa-enabled Echo and Echo Dot smart speaker system, which amused and delighted fans of the pop-culture phenomenon. It orders everything we need on Amazon. However, there is another one which Android phone users will most likely use very much in the near future: the Google Assistant.

This involves teaching Amazon products how to learn more about its customers, so it can respond to them as if they were human.

Figure 2: NXP released its seven-mic Alexa design kit last week. Amazon invests more on Alexa. All made to help us and guide us when we are lost.

Image credit PR Newswire
Image credit PR Newswire

Amazon's machine learning boss (and founder of Amazon Research Cambridge) Professor Neil Lawrence, yesterday discussed the ethics of using our voices to train computers.

"Amazon is offering a one-time credit of $100 as well as $100 per month towards any charges that they incur as a result of usage of their [Alexa-based] devices". It now makes sense to have a powerful computer sitting on your car's dashboard that cannot only control various parameters of your auto but also control most of your home's smart systems like lighting and cooling controls.

While Google Home has been trying to play catch up to Echo for a while now, it may be getting harder as Amazon's device out-Googles Google.

Users have to set up multi-account in the Google Home app under "Link your account".




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