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Hey, Google, are you here in Las Vegas?

Go inside the Google Assistant castle at CES 2020.

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Welcome to the quirky fun of Google at CES. This year the monstrous booth outside the convention center features a ball-pit slide and an escape room style adventure using Google Assistant to guide the way. Let's go inside and take a look!

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Palm trees and clear blue skies for the start of CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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At the front of the line to see what Google is bringing to CES in 2020.

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Green, yellow, red and blue gumballs.

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An early, bright, crisp CES morning at the Google booth outside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Dunkin' donut. Breakfast of champions.

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Before I'd realized the cold brew coffee was a 2X concentrate, I'd already drank two of these bottles. Caffeine!

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The main room of the booth features a wide selection of partner products that work with Google Assistant to bring your home into the 2020s.

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The entry gateway to the escape-room style adventure that uses the Google Assistant.

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Let's go inside!

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Our group of six is guided through a series of tasks using the Google Assistant in the home.

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Hey, Google, play some music!

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We move through the house on a quest to host a dinner party for friends.

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On the way to the store, using Google's in-car voice assistance.

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Doing the meal-prep / vegetable shopping for dinner.

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Veggies.

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"Hey, Google, preheat the oven to 425 degrees."

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"Hey, Google, dispense 3 cups of water."

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With our meal complete, the dinner table transforms into a beautiful place-setting with our meal ready to go!

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And that's our Google Assistant tour.

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Back inside, crowds go through some of the newest Google Assistant privacy features, including the ability to delete information from the Google-brain.

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Googlers in blue, red, yellow, and green hats, arranged as the Assistant logo. 

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A display of some of the devices by works-with Google partners, including lighting and outlets.

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The Bosch Built-In Coffee Machine with Home Connect works with the Google Assistant. "Hey, Google, turn on the coffee machine."

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The XGIMI Halo, left, an Android TV Portable Projector, has Google Assistant built in, as does the Mi Smart Compact Projector.

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As we leave, the Las Vegas Monorail zips by, wrapped in a Google ad. Google is everywhere.

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The ball pit attendants rack the balls back to the bottom of the slide to cushion the landing. 

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They look absolutely exhausted. 

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In the 10 minutes I was there, the two women had to go diving for two lost phones and a wallet. They found all three.

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