Less so­cial as­sis­tant for so­cial site

The Denver Post - - FEATURES - — Quee­nie Wong, San Jose Mer­cury News

Face­book is re­port­edly work­ing on a smart speaker, but don’t ex­pect the de­vice to be as chatty as other vir­tual as­sis­tants. Ama­zon and Google re­leased de­vices that con­nect to a voice-con­trolled vir­tual as­sis­tant, and ap­par­ently Face­book is in­ter­ested in jump­ing on the band­wagon. Ap­ple an­nounced it is re­leas­ing a smart speaker called HomePod. Face­book is de­vel­op­ing a smart speaker with a touch panel that fo­cuses more on im­age dis­play than voice recog­ni­tion, Dig­itimes re­ports, cit­ing “sources from the up­stream sup­ply chain.”

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