The 2018 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show aka CES was held this week. With four thousand exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of attendees, CES 2018 had but one highlight – AI, and very specifically, smart virtual assistants.
Virtual assistants are a common sight on smartphones, tablets, and even speakers by now; but this year’s CES saw a great push towards all kinds of AI-based home gadgets, a lot of them from the IoT (Internet of Things) category. While Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa took most of the limelight, other players like Samsung’s Bixby, Apple’s Siri, Cortana and even Roku made their presence felt.
Here is a look some of the devices voice-controlled assistants that made an appearance at CES 2018.
Televisions at CES probably got the most number of virtual helper integrations. Sony’s latest entrants in its 4K HDR TV range (Bravia A8F OLED and Bravia X900F LCD) come with Google Assistant, which helps viewers search for their favourite TV shows and movies…