Monday, October 03, 2016

Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home - The New York Times

Also see Google’s October 4 hardware event: What to expect (Recode)

"Given the newness of the market for artificially intelligent home gadgets, Google has plenty of time to close the gap. The company believes it can win over consumers with a smarter digital assistant that builds on its stronghold in search and years of research in artificial intelligence.

But the fact that Google was outmaneuvered by Amazon — not Apple, which builds its own digital assistant technology, called Siri, into its mobile products — has caused head-scratching throughout the technology industry. Amazon has a notoriously uneven track record in making hardware, with some hits, like the Kindle e-reader, and spectacular whiffs, like the Fire Phone."
Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home - The New York Times
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