Friday, February 09, 2018

Google brings Nest into the game as its AI battles Alexa - CNET

Also see Nest co-founder Matt Rogers to leave Google (CNET)

"Google is bringing gadget maker Nest back under its control as the search giant battles rivals Amazon and Apple in the rapidly expanding smart home market. A big part of the change: Making it easier to add Google's artificial intelligence technology and Assistant -- a digital helper that competes against Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri -- into new Nest products.

The world's largest search engine has staked its future on building Google smarts into devices beyond smartphones. On Wednesday, Google said Nest was part of its plans and would no longer operate as a separate division that lived in the outer orbit of parent company Alphabet's "Other Bets" group of projects."
Google brings Nest into the game as its AI battles Alexa - CNET
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