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Is Facebook Portal Too Late to Impact the Consumer IoT Market?

Facebook's efforts to make an impact in the consumer IoT market may be too late, and their integration with Alexa technology is a barrier to competition. Still, Facebook Portal offers a valuable video interface to digital assistant functions and likely represents a bridge to future video-chat technology.
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3 Resources for the Smart Classroom

Using IoT to collect data and increase classroom interactivity can make learning more interesting for students and help teachers manage them.
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Choosing Voice Assistant Integrations for Your Consumer Smart Home Product

Retailers want consumer smart home devices to include Alexa and Google Assistant integrations. Early decisions shape your product's future.
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Meet Eliza, the “Lucy” of AI Chatbots

The world's first chatbot, Eliza, was invented in the 1960s at MIT. Chatbots and voice assistants have come a long way since then.
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How IoT Can Transform Retail

Adapting IoT tools to retail allows customers to interact with everything in the store. Though beneficial, these transformations are daunting.
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Who Is Using Voice Assistants and Why?

What's the future of voice assistants? This study shows more men than women use them, and mostly for voice search on smartphones. Voice search is expanding.

Voice Assistants Are Taking Over Consumer IoT

The battleground of the virtual assistants took center stage at CES 2019. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant geared up for battle. Google armored up...
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“Hey Siri, When Will Voice Assistants Improve?”

“Siri, can you take anything off my to-do list?”“I’m afraid not.”It’s a frequent and...
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Smart Home Interoperability: A Fragmented Landscape

The smart home is broken. OK, maybe not shattered beyond repair, but the fragmented state of the connected home market is certainly creating challenges...
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What Is Conversational AI?

True conversational AI chatbots go far beyond the bots to which you've grown accustomed. They help businesses engage deeply with customers—24/7.

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