CES 2019, the tech convention happening every January, will be a great spotlight for Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Google Assistant. The two top dogs AI makers will use the show to capture more mainstream customers.

The world’s biggest tech show has set the stage for the digital assistant wars. Alexa was already the top player of CES 2017 when the e-commerce behemoth unleashed a long list of devices integrated with Alexa, a list that included Whirpool appliances and Ford vehicles.

On 2018, Google had a large, eye-catching stage to announce four Google Assistant-powered smart TVs.

Aside from assistants, tech companies will also showcase upcoming CPUs and GPUs, so be alert if you’re looking forward PC build. Also, keep in mind Intel is probably showcasing their next generation of processors featuring 10nm chips.

2019 CEO for AI assistants

CES 2019 is happening in Las Vegas between January and January 11. During the convention, Amazon and Google are expected to make big announces showing they have the best platform for operating smart cars, smart displays, smart houses, and voice-powered offices & speakers.

The tech giants will make their cases at CES. The winner will become the new industry leader of AI assistants for smart homes, vehicles, and other areas planning to use these technologies.

Echo Dot, 3rd gen
Echo Dot, 3rd gen. Source: Amazon.

Both companies have extended the influence and reach of their voice-enabled AIs. Furthermore, both tech giants have increased the showcase of their assistant’s capabilities.

CES 2019 could be a big step forward to persuade more consumers looking to have easier, faster lives. Think about it this way: you could have a smart home or a smart car that does as much as your smartphone.

On a side note, let’s state Google Assistant is integrated with different smart home devices (like lights, A/C, kitchens); as well as Android devices. As it is yet a not very well known AI, we decided to share with you a video Google made about its coveted technology.

According to Pew Research, 32 percent of Americans already own a smart speaker, while 77 percent have smartphones. It means Alexa and Google Assistant have much more room to cover.

Keep in mind capturing new customers may be hard as there are increasing concerns about data privacy.

What to expect from Alexa

The e-commerce kingpin will probably announce a lot of Alexa new allies to demonstrate its dominance over the market.

Amazon may also showcase their vast portfolio of Alexa-enabled devices which include Fire TVs, Amazon Echo speakers, Amazon Key in-home delivery systems, and Ring home-security devices.

However, the company has a lot of competition. In mid-2017, Amazon had 70 percent of US smart speaker customers. Right now, the number is about 63 percent, and competitors continue to catch up.

The Google Home speaker, for example, should be around 31 percent by mid-2019.

Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Fire TV. Source: Wikipedia.

What to expect from Google

If a company can make Amazon nervous, it’s definitely Google.

Google introduced its first smart speaker on 2016, two years after the Amazon Echo. It has quickly captured a third of US smart speaker market.

The company has copied some of Amazon’s greatest ideas, which led Google to create a small speaker called Google Mini that rivals the Echo Dot.

Google’s new plans include increasing x3 their presence from last year. During CES 2019, the tech professionals wi introduce more partnerships for their smart-home devices.


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