Google takes Amazon’s Alexa, announced Voice-activated shopping

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Google reported it was launching voice-activated shopping from its artificial intelligence-powered Home speaker, in a direct challenge to Amazon’s Alexa gadgets.

Users just have to tell the speaker to order items for example: diapers, paper towels, or trash bags, et all and get delivery from any participant among numerous retailers.

“If picking up paper towels or stocking up on coffee is on your list, consider it done,” said David Wang, Google Assistant product manager.

“To help you keep up with your busy schedule and shop for the things you need, we’re introducing shopping with your Google Assistant on Google Home.”

The service ties in with tech giant’s delivery arm Google Express, whose US retailers include Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond.

Consumers can also add payment information to their accounts to enable voice-activated shopping, which is a feature on Amazon’s devices powered by the digital assistant called Alexa.

Wang stated: “Today is just the beginning of what’s possible for shopping with the Google Assistant. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to add new features and enable purchases for other apps and service.”

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk

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