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Huawei To build Own Voice Assistant To Take On Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa : Tech : Headlines & Global News –

By Rida Feb 16, 2017 12:37 PM EST

A Huawei logo is shown on a screen during a keynote address by CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group Richard Yu at CES 2017 at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 8 and features 3,800 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 165,000 attendees.


Huawei, the Chinese tech giant and the third largest contributor of smartphones in the tech market is ready to give tough times to the current ruling tech giants Apple and Samsung. Huawei Technologies Co. is reported to give a clear rivalry in the world of the digital assistant as it is developing its own voice-powered service similar to that of Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortona.


It is an era of digital assistants for the Smartphone users. The first digital Assistant from Apple in its iPhone revolutionized the Smartphone industry. The recently unveiled Google Assistant has put forward the tech giant in the race of digital assistants. Now, Huawei is planning to arrive with its own digital assistant that can talk to the people which Apple iPhone and Google Pixel does.


According to Bloomberg, Huawei has reportedly formed a team of more than hundred engineers who are working at the early stages of developing the technology and the engineers are located at Huawei’s Shenzhen, China offices. It is also reported that one of the people said that the efforts are extensive and are aimed take Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant, and the not smaller players in the tech market.


Huawei, the company who has loaded huge number smartphones in the tech market is planning to set itself apart and similar to that of Samsung and Apple by giving amazing features that other Smartphone manufacturers do not give.


It is reported that Huawei’s assistant would communicate in Chinese languages and target domestic users. Also, another person said that the company will continue to work with Google and Amazon’s Alexa service outside China as per the reports.


Samsung’s announcement on developing a first voice assistant based technology was made on November 2016. Samsung acquired Viv – an artificial intelligence firm run by Dag Kittlaus, who is behind the creation of Apple’s Siri. Samsung plans to release the first devices with this new technology later this year. Stay tuned for more updates.







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