Also see Alexa, Take the Wheel: Ford Models to Put Amazon in Driver Seat (Bloomberg) and Coming From Automakers: Voice Control That Understands You Better (NYT)
"Behind the scenes at CES, these tech behemoths will fight to get their voice-based systems into televisions, cable boxes and every home appliance, not just smartphones and PCs. Analysts expect several dozen announcements around voice-systems at this week's event in Las Vegas, including new functions for internet-connected devices and cars. Ford Motor Co. unveiled an integration with Alexa on Wednesday.At CES, New Digital Assistants Restart Smart Home Race - Bloomberg
Then there are the specialized assistants, ranging from the Bonjour clock, which Gerard said will arrive later this year, to a personal home robot from startup Jibo -- a compact, futuristic device designed to recognize human emotions, said company Chief Executive Officer Steve Chambers."