+ Friday April 19th, 2019

Assistant and Artificial Intelligence

Google’s latest beta version of its app brings new ‘Upcoming’ tab that organises urgent and timely information

Google originally back in August, through its Google Now section was originally testing a Dashboard tab that showed cards and info from other services which included a new, ‘Upcoming’ tab that shows cards related to what’s happening soon and nearby. This new ‘Upcoming’ tab includes cards that are more urgent …

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Samsung just purchased Viv – the company who created Siri, the Voice Assistant used by Apple

Voice Assistants and Artificial Intelligence, so hot right now. With Google pushing their next generation assistant, it’s no surprise that Samsung is also looking to move forward with their own assistant and rather than building one, they’ve today announced the purchase of Viv, the same company who originally built Siri, …

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Everything Google announced at today’s #MadeByGoogle event: Pixel Phones, Chromecast, Daydream VR and more

So its certainly has been a busy time overnight for the team here at Ausdroid with everything that Google has announced overnight at its #MadeByGoogle event. There certainly has been a lot announced, so we thought we should create a small list of what was exactly announced so you’re right …

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Google Assistant will be an open eco-system for partners with the ‘Actions on Google’ developer platform.

The Google launch today has highlighted the Google Assistant which is currently in preview edition in Google Allo. With the Google Pixel phones and of course Google Home, Assistant is about to get more interactive, and Google is expanding the capabilities of the Assistant with partners. Lead engineer for Google …

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Google launches Wi-Fi Assistant for Nexus phones to automatically attach to open Wi-Fi networks

Google is starting to roll out a new feature called Wi-Fi Assistant to Nexus users which will allow you to connect to free, open Wi-Fi hotspots. Unfortuantely it’s not coming to Australia, at least initially. The option to connect to free, open Wi-Fi hotspots will allow users to access data, …

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Google Home — A Smart Home Device with Google Assistant

As expected Google have announced their in-home voice interaction device, the Google Home. Google Home will be a gateway to the Google Assistant allowing you to interact with Google’s new voice assistant. The Google Home hardware is basically a small WiFi speaker, with features including a user-swappable base and soft LED …

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Google Assistant — A Connected, Smart Home Assistant

Google kicked off today’s Google IO Keynote with “Google Assistant”, Google’s new conversational voice assistant. Google Assistant brings two way conversational interaction to Google’s current  voice interactions, e.g. OK Google, as well as becoming a platform for voice interactions going forward. Google Assistant is contextually aware, say you’re standing in …

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The creators of Siri take to the stage to show off their latest AI virtual assistant, VIV

In a world where someone is always looking for the next ‘big thing’, there is a cluster of trends emerging in the technology arena, Artificial Intelligence (AI), personal voice assistance, bots and X-as-a-platform, ie messaging as a platform for instance. Launched at TechCrunch’s disrupt conference overnight there is a new …

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Facebook is building their own virtual assistant right into Messenger called ‘M’

Facebook has joined the ranks of Google, Microsoft and Apple, announcing they too are getting into the virtual assistant game, building the functions right into the Facebook Messenger app. Rather than a search replacement like Cortana or Google Now, Facebook’s assistant will live in Messenger where you’ll be able to …

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