Capgemini report finds that voice assistants will become a dominant mode of consumer interaction in 3 years

Capgemini report finds that voice assistants will become a dominant mode of consumer interaction in 3 years

Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute has released a new report titled, “Conversational Commerce: Why Consumers Are Embracing Voice Assistants in Their Lives,” which highlights how consumers are using voice assistants and the opportunities this creates for businesses to connect with their customers. The report, which surveyed more than 5,000 consumers in the US, UK, France and […]

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Japanese electronics company Panasonic has been working with both Amazon and Google to bring their respective virtual assistants to in-car infotainment systems. The company’s vehicle division announced – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – that it had upgraded its Skip Generation (SkipGen) IVI platform to Android 8.1 Oreo, giving the system access to Google […]

eHarmony skills coming to Amazon’s Alexa

eHarmony skills coming to Amazon’s Alexa

Whether you are lounging at home or getting ready to start the day, eharmony brings a new element of excitement to online dating with a skill for Amazon Alexa. eharmony users will be able to enable the eharmony ‘Skill’ for Alexa, hear their matches and messages by voice and then ask Alexa for more info on […]

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google Home Now Allows Users to Make Phone Calls

Google is rolling out the ability to make hands-free phone calls to the US and Canada via Google Assistant on Google Home. In a blog post, Google said users in the US simply say, “Hey Google, call…” and calls will be made over users’ Wi-Fi connections. Google Home can call businesses and Google contacts, but it […]

Google readying the launch of its rival to the Amazon Echo

Google readying the launch of its rival to the Amazon Echo

Google is readying a major push into the home connected devices market with its own iteration of the Amazon Echo. The Alphabet company is reportedly working on an Internet of Things device that will work off of its search and voice assistant technology. Codenamed ‘Chirp’, the portable speaker is said to resemble its OnHub wireless […]