Summary… * Machine-Made
Image copyright #Amazon Image caption The #Amazon Echo Show which is, currently, without YouTubeHowever, one manufacturer – Whirlpool – appeared unwilling to choose a favourite.
He pointed out that both #Google and #Amazon have made it easy for developers to create new actions or skills that people can use when interacting with either #Alexa or #Google Assistant.
Of course, for many consumers a virtual assistant is still very much a novelty.
A truly broad user-base, rather than a small phalanx of die-hard fans, would certainly make victory for either #Alexa or #Google Assistant all the sweeter.
"We think Apple is going to be in trouble, they're struggling to compete," said IDC's Adam Wright, referring to Apple's virtual assistant, Siri.
Opinion… * Man-Made