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Google's AI-based Smart Speakers to Debut in Korea Next Week
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Google's AI-based Smart Speakers to Debut in Korea Next Week
  • By Michael Herh
  • September 11, 2018, 17:37
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Google will roll out its AI-based smart speakers in Korea next week.

Google Inc. said on Sept. 11 that its artificial intelligence (AI) embedded smart speakers is to debut in South Korea next Tuesday. 

Google is rolling out the Google Home and the Home Mini, which are both based on Google Assistant, Google's AI voice assistant. 

The voice-controlled smart speakers were first launched in the United States in 2016 and are currently competing with Amazon's Eco.

Google said 500 million devices are now compatible with Google Assistant. It also said its speakers can connect to over 5,000 IoT products from 225 firms across the world, including home appliance products from LG Electronics and air purifiers from Coway Co.

The AI speakers can interact with users in 16 languages, including Korean, Indonesian and Dutch, Google said.