|Alexa, where's my car ? Image Credits: CNET|
It looks like virtual assistants are becoming the equivalent of the operating system in the 80s and 90s and Amazon’s going to license out Alexa like it’s Windows.
This is a missed opportunity for Google. They have all the resources to compete here. It’s reminiscent to how they missed out on social by entering the market too late.
On a side note; Alexa is already offering weather updates to commuters, and what the traffic is like on commute. Alexa can be tied into whatever services Amazon, or developers, want to. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201738160
I’m really curious to see how Apple fleshes out Siri in the future. What Amazon’s doing with Alexa seems like territory Apple’s usually hesitant to enter.