The artificial intelligence assistants are definitely taking over the world. It turns out that this year, more and more people are using their artificial intelligence assistants more. With Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s AI Assistant, it is said by tech experts that these will be the biggest thing that tech companies would have to focus on in the next few years. People would want a more reliable AI assistant at all times. Of course, no tech company would be able to make a perfect AI tech right away, which is why it would always come down to which is the fastest to become innovated.
AI tech is in smart speakers at the moment, and according to statistics, in Canada alone, there are over a million households that will have smart speakers by the end of the year. In the United States, on the other hand, 1 in 6 adults actually have smart speakers, and that is actually 39 million people.
— Google (@Google) August 31, 2018
However, there are still so many people who can’t exactly tell the difference between AI assistants, and which is the best. Technically, if you have own Apple products, you would have Siri, then again, same goes for Amazon’s Alexa. As for Google, here are a couple of things that you need to know about its AI assistant, as well as its upcoming feature, that is said to be beating both Apple and Amazon.
What Does Google’s AI Assistant Do?
Google has their very own virtual assistant that is officially called as Google Assistant. They didn’t exactly pursue a name for it unlike what Apple and Amazon did. Experts believe that the Google Assistant is an evolved version of Android’s Google Now. This is known for providing information even if the user is not exactly asking for it. It has been competing against Siri and Alexa since its release in 2016, together with Allo, which is Google special smart messaging app.
Google Assistant is available for Android smartphone users as well as for those who have a Google Home. It is literally a virtual assistant, you may use it to ask questions for you on the web, find places, you can even call or text someone. What people really like about it is that it would let you set it up the way it would actually suit you. You may match your voice so that it would respond to you quickly, you may add your daily routine and preferred music. Google Home users use the Google Assistant efficiently and they believe that it is incredibly reliable.
Google Assistant Goes Bilingual
There are tons of positive reviews towards Google Assistant, it turns out that things would actually become better for their users. That is because it has been officially announced that Google Assistant will be able to speak in not just one but two different languages simultaneously. That is definitely perfect for mixed families who speak two languages in the household. They would be able to request music, check how the weather is going, turn on and off their smart lightbulb, without having to worry about changing the language every single time.
Family members in bilingual homes often switch back and forth between languages—see how the #GoogleAssistant can now keep up with new multilingual support → https://t.co/dv6iX5Lcx1 #IFA2018 pic.twitter.com/5GsMKmeNoZ
— Google (@Google) August 30, 2018
They are the very first tech company to come up with this, which basically means that Google may catch the attention of Apple and Amazon fans for this. Google Assistant is the very first artificial intelligence assistant to have the ability to speak two different languages. Some may think that this is actually not that big of a deal, but more than half of the world speak two or more languages other than English, which means that Google is indeed aiming for the international market as well as the family households.
That is because studies show that children who grow up in a bilingual household have a more developed brain than those who grew up with the use of only one language.
Experts say that Google is trying to beat Amazon Echo since it has been the top selling smart speaker in the country for four years now. With Apple’s Homepod slowly making its way, they had to continue figuring out a way to stand out in the best way they can and turning their Google Assistant bilingual can be their key to making it into the top this time around.