Tech giants and competitors Apple and Amazon are vying for the very profitable spot as the go-to tech in hotel rooms

The voice-controlled battle continues. Alexa and Siri have been fighting it out for a spot in our living rooms, our cars—and our hearts. Following Amazon's footsteps and actually improving on it, Apple released its ‘Home' application last year. Like Alexa it's a home assistant, but with a wider selection of automation equipment.

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Now tech giants and competitors Apple and Amazon are vying for the very profitable spot as the go-to hotel butler. Currently being tested by Marriott, the international hotel chain will determine which one, Siri or Alexa, is best for their guests to use for simple tasks such as turning lights on or drawing the curtains, by just telling them out loud. This is a tight race, and whoever claims the victory stands to win a huge paycheck—not just from Marriott, but from the general boost in sales the chosen device is sure to see.

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And for those who like the efficiency of a voice controlled assistant in their lives, this race is good news. Just like Apple improved upon Amazon's Alexa last year, we can expect to see automation taken to the next level as these two try to outdo each other.

Amazon has already been stepping up its game hitting the food industry with Alexa features in a new LG Fridge and hospitals with a Boston Children's Hospital app that allows the device to give medical advice.

According to Bloomberg, Marriott could be making a decision this summer.

One thing is certain, though. No matter who wins, automation is definitely here to stay. A seamless voice controlled assistant might very well be a part of every day life—not just in our homes, but in many other places we don't even suspect yet.

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The voice-controlled battle continues. Alexa and Siri have been fighting it out for a spot in our living rooms, our cars—and our hearts. Following Amazon's footsteps and actually improving on it, Apple released its ‘Home' application last year. Like Alexa it's a home assistant, but with a wider selection of automation equipment.

Now tech giants and competitors Apple and Amazon are vying for the very profitable spot as the go-to hotel butler. Currently being tested by Marriott, the international hotel chain will determine which one, Siri or Alexa, is best for their guests to use for simple tasks such as turning lights on or drawing the curtains, by just telling them out loud. This is a tight race, and whoever claims the victory stands to win a huge paycheck—not just from Marriott, but from the general boost in sales the chosen device is sure to see.