Google announces investment plan and first investment list to build digital assistant ecosystem

2018-07-10

[TechWeb] May 3rd news, according to foreign media reports, Google said it hopes to support the development of digital assistant platforms by investing in the start-up companies that help develop digital assistant services.

Google announces investment plan and first investment list to build digital assistant ecosystem

The news was announced in a blog article by Google search and Google Assistant vice president Nick Fawkes (Nick Fox) and the vice president of business development Sanjay Kapoor (Sanjay Kapoor).

The two people regard the investment plan as part of the company’s larger goal, which encourages an open ecosystem around products like Android and Chrome.

Fawkes said that the purpose of the investment plan is to use Google’s resources to build a digital assistant ecosystem.

Of course, Google wants to upgrade its digital assistant platform, Google Assistant. But these investments do not seem to be limited to companies that only use the platform. For example, some of the first companies to invest are working for Amazon’s Alexa platform.

Google did not disclose the scale of the investment plan, nor did it disclose the scale of each investment. But they did say that it will aim at “early start-ups like us who are passionate about the digital assistant ecosystem”.

Google’s support for these start-ups includes sending Google employees to provide engineering and design guidance for them; incorporating the Google partnership to provide an early appearance for new products and services; the use of the Google cloud platform and the support of the promotion of the Google cloud platform.

Google also announced the first list of companies to invest, including GoMoment, Edwin, BotSociety and Pulse Labs. (Little Fox)

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