Facebook is releasing its own smart speaker with a screen and a camera. It really hopes you don't find the Portal creepy.
The Portal, and the larger Portal +, is built specifically for video calls.
It's essentially a smart speaker with a touchscreen that includes a couple unique features. Among them is a user detection system that will cinematically zoom in on a person's face or follow them as they move around a room. The idea behind the device is to make video chats more like actually hanging out together.