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CNBC Connects With Google Assistant

As a launch partner, network brings set of ‘Actions’ to A.I. platform for Google Home hub 12/16/2016 10:26 AM Eastern

CNBC is stepping further into the world of A.I. as a launch partner for “Actions” for Google Assistant, a feature for products such as the Google Home hub that competes with platforms such as Amazon Alexa, used in smart home products such as the Echo.

 

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To fuel the feature, the business net has debuted @CNBC, a “Conversation Action” for Google Assistant that lets viewers get information about the markets and shows that are running on CNBC. Per the FAQ, It's free to all U.S. consumers who have Google Home devices. 

 

CNBC said the new offering will offer market commentary from the network’s on-air stocks editor, Bob Pisani, and real-time market snapshots from the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq, as well as news updates from CNBC Radio.

 

Users can also use @CNBC to ask Google Assistant specific questions, such as: “Ok, Google, let me talk to CNBC about the markets,” or “Ok, Google, ask CNBC to tell me when The Profit is on next.”

 

 “As a launch partner for Actions on Google for the Google Assistant, we are very excited to offer users CNBC’s unparalleled content,” Deep Bagchee, SVP of CNBC product and technology, said in a statement. “With @CNBC, we are able to provide consumers with the information they want – from the latest business news to unique insights into the markets.”

 

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