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Russian search giant Yandex now has its own smart speaker- What's new?

News you want to use week 23.

Russian search giant Yandex has launched a smart speaker to compete with the likes of Amazon, Apple, and Google. The speaker, called the Yandex Station, is the company’s first attempt at hardware, and it’s equipped with a Russian-speaking voice assistant called Alice that was developed in-house.

Alice has over 4,000 skills such as hearing workout tips, finding flights, ordering pizza, and helping you cast video to TV. The smart assistant first appeared in Yandex’s mobile app last October, and the company has plans to bring it to its taxi business, which merged with Uber last year in Russia.

 

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