OREANDA-NEWS Mail.Ru Group is working on creating its own voice assistant. Such information is published in the statement of the Vice-President of the holding Anna Artamonova.

According to the representative of the holding Mail.Ru we have been developing the voice assistant, and the platform skills that he will enjoy. The company is going to integrate the assistant "into all products where it will make sense, and not just into products Mail.Ru [Group]", said the representative of the holding.

What is the final name will receive a voice assistant, the company has not yet decided, but the working name of the development of "Marusya". This publication was told by top managers Mail.Ru Group.

"This is a working title, but whether it will be used in the release — has not yet been decided exactly," — said the press service of the company.

In addition, with reference to two unnamed employees of the media write that Mail.Ru Group is also developing a column device. The representative of the company did not comment on the publication of this information.

The Creator of the first voice assistant in the Russian market "Yandex" did not comment in an interview with the publication of the threat of a competitor on the market. He introduced his own voice assistant, who received the name "Alice", in May last year.

Multimedia system " Yandex.Station", which can be controlled by "Alice", went on sale July 10 this year. Recently, mini-versions of the speakers with "Alice" were presented, but so far these devices have not gone on sale. Russian Irbis and Dexp became manufacturers of new gadgets.

Mail.Ru Group is one of the largest Internet companies in the Russian-speaking segment of the network. It includes a free e-mail service, a portal and messengers "Mail.Ru Agent" and ICQ. The company also owns the social network "Odnoklassniki", "My world" and "Vkontakte" and the developer of mobile games Pixonic.