The social network would face stiff competition from tech giants that already have voice assistants, like Amazon, Google and Apple.
CNBC, citing several people familiar with the matter, said Facebook has been working on the new voice assistant since early 2018 but it's "unclear how exactly Facebook envisions people using the assistant." It could be used in Portal, its virtual reality headsets or for other projects. Facebook's Portal currently taps into Amazon's Alexa.
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Facebook employees in Redmond, Washington, and Ira Snyder, director of AR/VR and...