Google is expected to have a ride inside its CES booth - Josh Loe

Google is expected to have a ride inside its CES booth


At only its second official appearance, Google is determined to win this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the largest tech trade event on the planet.

Google’s booth will include a ride similar to Disney’s “It’s a Small World,” showcasing different ways to use the Google Assistant — its AI-powered rival to Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri.

“By hopping aboard the ride, attendees experience how the Assistant can be helpful in the face of life’s twists and turns — at home, in the car, and on-the-go, by following the day in the life of a small family,” a Google spokesperson told Business Insider.

Ahead of CES’ official opening on Tuesday, Google also announced that there are now 100 million devices running the Google Assistant.

Google hinted at the ride in a tweet earlier today:

Google’s CES ride reported earlier on Monday by Marketwatch.

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Last year, Google set up a “playground” for CES attendees, equipped with a blue swirly slide and giant gumball machine that gave away prizes like Google Home devices and Nest security cameras. After rainstorms on opening day, however, the massive Google booth flooded and had to be bailed out before reopening.

The company’s massive 18,000 square foot space this year will be three times larger than its set-up in 2018. Ths year,, the ride will be reportedly be protected by a roof in case the weather turns.



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