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"Overall, AI-enabled devices with voice interaction have been a major trend at CES", she told TechNewsWorld. Other manufacturers announced their own smart speaker products running the Google Assistant, or at least plans to adopt it. Someone, it seems, forgot to ask the Assistant for a weather forecast in CES week, and torrential rains on Tuesday forced the Google tent - which proved not to be waterproof in several places - to close. This would be a direct challenge to Amazon. In the future, it's plausible people could use Alexa for searches instead.

REUTERS/Dado RuvicGoogle smart displays, in partnership with Lenovo and other brands, are in direct competition with the Amazon Echo Show.

Microsoft would do well to increase its OS-led foothold in the business marketplace, as digital assistants will in all likelihood be an everyday facet of the workplace within the next few years.

From a large booth at the event to large billboards on the Las Vegas strip, Google was out and full force. ADR (NYSE:TM) will start offering Alexa in its cars. Drivers and passengers in those vehicles will be able to communicate with Alexa via voice commands to do everything from controlling entertainment in the vehicle to adding items to a shopping list to controlling their own "smart" home.

It is due to release in the United States this summer with other territories following later, but no exact date was given.

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This new Smart Display platform is powered mostly by Google Assistant, but the company has not developed monitor hardware for the platform themselves. However, it looks like Google's big push at CES will continue long after the show ends this week.

Of course, as a Google Assistant, the Smart Display can control your smart home devices, including the ability to check in on your baby monitor and other security cameras.

In addition, Bloomberg's sources claim that Google is working on a strategy to let consumers buy products and services using Google Assistant.

Roughly 90% of Google revenue comes from advertising, and 67% of that now comes from mobile ad revenue. While Google Duo hasn't seen much love from the users so far, we hope that it gets the attention it deserves after its integration with more smart devices. But the Amazon Echo has a 68% share in the rapidly growing smart speaker market. With Alexa and Amazon, things would be different.

Amazon is at least financially encouraging the development community to put out its own Alexa-based products, via the Developer Rewards program announced in the first half of past year.

HiSense also wasn't the only company to announce new TVs either.