More than 30 companies have committed to Amazon’s new Voice Interoperability Initiative, but Apple, Google, and Samsung are conspicuously absent from the list.
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Responding to Assistant audio transcriptions leaked by an employee, Google says the practice is essential to product development.
Google Assistant will soon be able to act as an interpreter, acting as a go-between for natural conversations between initially 27 languages.
Google says its voice-controlled virtual assistant will show up this year in new tablet-like devices designed by LG Electronics and Sony as the technology company seeks to challenge Amazon.com's dominance in a fledgling market.