Walmart Launches VoiceEnabled Grocery Shopping with Google Assistant

first_img Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantGoogle Defends Letting Humans Listen to Virtual Assistant Queries Stay on target Walmart is bringing voice ordering to homes across the country.In an effort to advance its existing grocery pickup and delivery service, the retail giant teamed up with Google to launch new voice ordering capabilities.Beginning this month, Google Assistant users can ask the AI aide to “talk to Walmart” to add items directly to their virtual cart.“We’re helping customers simply say the word to have Walmart help them shop … literally,” Tom Ward, senior vice president of digital operations, said in a statement.The service is rolling out first to Google Assistant-enabled devices, including Google Home Hub, Android and iOS phones, and smart watches.Considering the voice assistant works with more than 10,000 smart home devices in nearly 80 countries and 30 languages, Google seems like a pretty good starting point.Walmart hopes to partner with more platforms in the future.“Best of all, customers can be extra confident that we can quickly and accurately identify the items they are asking for with the help of information from their prior purchases with us,” Ward explained. “The more you use it, the better we’ll get.”So, if you say “add milk to my cart,” Walmart’s algorithm will know to toss in the same formula you regularly buy.“We know when using voice technology, customers like to add items to their cart one at a time over a few days—not complete their shopping for the week all at once,” according to Ward. “So this capability aligns with the way customers shop.”Google recently updated its Assistant to include natural conversation, multiple voice settings, and more smart home compatibility.More on Geek.com:Google Assistant Now Books Reservations in 43 StatesMacaulay Culkin Is Home Alone Again With Google AssistantEven Walmart Wants to Make a Game Streaming Service Nowlast_img

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