Facebook Is Developing a ‘Voice Assistant’ to Compete with Amazon and Apple

Breitbart | 4/19/2019 | Staff
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Social media giant Facebook is reportedly developing its own voice assistant to compete with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Assistant.

CNBC reports that social media giant Facebook has been developing its own voice assistant since 2018 in an attempt to compete with Amazon, Google, and Apple. Facebook’s augmented reality and virtual reality group based out of Redmond, Washington, is reportedly heading the development of the new voice assistant software. The same team helped to develop the company’s Oculus VR headset.

Ira - Snyder - Facebook - Director - AR/VR

Ira Snyder, Facebook’s director of AR/VR, is heading the Facebook Assistant team. Facebook has reportedly been contacting vendors of smart speakers as the company further develops the new software, according to two sources. Facebook has provided few details on how the voice assistant might work but could possibly integrate it with...
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