FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Book store in New York City, united states of america, of February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
(Ap) – Amazon.com Inc., has launched an initiative that allows users to gain access to the Alexa,, Microsoft Corp. (nasdaq: msft Cortana, and many other voice-activated virtual ” assistant services are a single unit.
The move comes as competition has increased among the global technology companies have dominated the market for voice assistants, who are often housed in a smart, speakers, and mobile devices.
The notable exclusions from the Amazon’s Voice Interoperability Initiative,’ be the Alphabet Inc, and Google’s Assistant, to Apple Inc. ‘s Iphone and Samsung Electronics Co.’ s, Bixby.
Google was contacted by Amazon, but only on the weekends, so it’s a very, very short period of time for the assessment of the proposal, a source familiar with the matter said.
“We’ve just heard about this event, and would have to look at the details, but in general, we are interested in taking part in the efforts made by the broad-based support of the eco-system, and the maintenance of strong privacy and security practices,” a Google spokesperson said.
The initiative was supported by more than 30 companies, including Salesforce.com pages Einstein’s.
Chip companies, including Intel Corp., Qualcomm Inc., MediaTek Inc., and NXP Semiconductors NV, and the development of the hardware, Amazon says.
Spotify, Tencent, Baidu, BMW, Bose, Harman, Orange, Sonos, Sony, Audio, Group, also, with the support of co-operation.
Microsoft and Amazon have worked together in the past. The two companies, and two years ago, it was announced that their voice assistants to be able to talk to each other, in a rare move, as the majority of the virtual assistants are well-known for the details of their own ecosystem and do not talk to each other.
Reporting Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila