Amazon Alexa headed to PCs this year, challenges Cortana

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       By Rei Padla

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It is reported that software for the Windows platform 10 will create a specialized application that will provide access to the voice assistant, Alexa. The company still does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto integration to its touchscreens, despite almost every other major automaker already offering it.

Japanese automaker Toyota will integrate Amazon's Alexa voice assistant into some of its cars as the auto industry increasingly adopts the tech world's hottest offerings to improve the vehicle experience.

Amazon's Alexa has been helpful in our homes the last couple of years and now she's ready to give us a hand in our cars as well.

But now, as the number of voice-controlled, AI enabled computers and smart devices reach critical mass, they're starting to spread everywhere. They also more closely resemble normal glasses, although Vuzix's eyewear is still noticeably thicker than standard prescription glasses. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to Amazon Alexa and the Company's leadership in the Video Eyewear, VR and AR display industry. "It's still really day one for us in terms of what we can do with Alexa in the vehicle", said John Scumniotales, head of products for Alexa's automotive efforts, onstage at a CES event.

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What does this mean for the Microsoft Cortana digital assistant that's already working on Windows 10 machines? The company told Bloomberg that it's excited about the "ability to bring Alexa to customers in a new way". There were plans to enable Alexa on Microsoft and bring to Amazon Echo devices. That's not yet possible with Vuzix's glasses, but similar functionality is already appearing on smartphones thanks to features like Google Lens and Samsung Bixby. Current users won't be missing out on Alexa, as they have promised that Alexa will be made available on select devices through updates.

Other devices seemed to extend the definition of smart home to new corners.

In August, tied-up with Amazon to let - rivaling Google Assistant and.

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