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Google I/O 2016: Google Assistant

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google Assistant at yesterday’s Google I/O keynote. Google Assistant is a virtual assistant that can converse with users and help users find the relevant information, very much like Apple’s Siri.

Building on Google Now and the technology behind it, Google Assistant is able to hold more better conversations with users that will allow it to show better contextual results and do things for the user.

In the demos that Google showed for Google Assistant, it was able to provide users with movies playing in nearby movie halls, pull up their reviews, and even book tickets for it. In another demo video, Google showed the Assistant being used in an Android Auto-compatible infotainment system inside a car to order curry.

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From what it looks like, Google Assistant is the successor of Google Now and Voice Actions and will be available across all Android devices, including smartphones, Android Auto, and Android Wear.

About Allistair Lee

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pocket Insider. Allistair has been a tech enthusiast since he was at the age of 15. His current interest includes Android smartphones and tablets, among many other devices.

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