LG to introduce competitor to Amazon Echo and Google Home on January 4th at CES

LG to introduce competitor to Amazon Echo and Google Home on January 4th at CES
LG plans on introducing a number of new robots this coming Wednesday at CES in Las Vegas. Among these robots is the "Hub Robot" which will be LG's challenge to Google Home and Amazon Echo. The latter two are voice activated personal assistants that also help control smart home products such as thermostats, lights and entertainmentsystems. This is accomplished through the use of AI technology.

Also expected to be unveiled on Wednesday at CES will be a robot that will tend to its owner's yard and garden. Other models designed for commercial use will be unveiled in Las Vegas on January 4th. These robots will improve the experience for travelers in hotels and at airports.

LG has had its own personal assistant. Back in 2012, the company tested out Quick Voice in Korea. This was LG's version of Siri, Google and Samsung's S Voice. It could gather stock prices, news, weather, sports scores and handle tasks such as sending texts and conducting web searches. Later changed to Q Voice and then to Voice Mate, this platform will probably be used by LG to take on Google Home and Amazon Echo. Microsoft is also coming up with a similar product to be powered by Cortana for later this year, with sound enhanced by Harman Kardon speakers. We should know in a couple of days how LG plans on being competitive in this space.

source: LG via MobileSyrup

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