Under a new partnership with Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) - Get Report Google, Walmart (WMT) - Get Report will allow shoppers to make purchases through the voice-activated device Google Home, the Google Express app or its website. A Google assistant, which is tantamount to an online personal shopper, will be assigned to each customer to fulfill the order and set it up to be delivered to their homes.
"I think this gives us a look into the future of shopping, yes," Walmart president and CEO of U.S. eCommerce Marc Lore told TheStreet in an interview. "I think with the advancements in artificial intelligence voice ordering will get better over time."
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