Thursday, May 19, 2016

Echo and Home are Endpoints, not the Endgame | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis

Final paragraph from an assistant assessment

"I started this piece by saying these home devices will be endpoints but not the endgame. Let me return to that. Yes, these are the newest endpoints in this broader mission of providing intelligent assistants to respond to our needs in a variety of situations. But they won’t be the last – smartwatches obviously have a role here too, but then so do cars, future wearables, and many other devices not yet conceived of. What makes these assistants most useful is they will move through our lives with us on our different devices. That in turn will require either a greater willingness by users to commit to single-vendor device portfolios or by vendors to take their applications cross-platform. History suggests Apple will likely try the former route, while Google and Amazon will probably favor the latter. But this will only get more challenging as the variety of devices on which personal assistants live continues to proliferate."
Echo and Home are Endpoints, not the Endgame | Tech.pinions - Perspective, Insight, Analysis
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