Engadget recently published a hands-on review from CES 2018 on a new smart-screen device from Lenovo -- "Lenovo Smart Display hands-on: Google Assistant gets a new kind of home".
It looks like a nice device for not only using Google Assistant, but also displaying ambient information.
I see ambient information as context specific personalized information displayed on a screen that you regularly have access to. For instance, in my home office I have a laptop running Google Chrome with 7 tabs open and then I use an extension called Revolver - Tab to cycle through each tab every 60 seconds. I also have the same setup at work, but with a different set of tabs.
I see finding, customizing, and building out these displays in such a way that add value, but isn't distracting to workflow, is going to be an interesting area to study for human factors scientists.
More info from Lenovo's Blog about Smart Display.