5 things you can do with the new Google Assistant

How in the world did we manage to survive for a few millennia without voice-activated virtual assistants? I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that we drove around without being able to ask our phones for driving directions. But now the idea of being unable to do that is downright scary.

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"Human, the milk has spoiled." Soon Alexa will run your smart home, and your life

Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home require you to start talking before they give you information. What would happen if Alexa could start talking first?

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AI's Moment

There recently has been an increase in the talk about bots, AI and intelligent assistants. A lot of this talk has been percolating around the industry for decades. Silicon Collar, a book by Vinnie Mirchandani, a friend and truly gifted analyst, accepts that automation might be eliminating jobs, but it optimistically holds out for the silver lining. Businesses and individuals have been taking advantage of an opportunity to build new human-mediated processes — and jobs — that leverage intelligent systems, according to Mirchandani.

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When Will Siri, Cortana and Google Now Get Smart?

The idea of intelligent personal assistants or voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Now seems very cool — talking to a computer and having it talk back. It should be like talking to the computer on Star Trek’s starship Enterprise. If the technology worked well, these digital assistants could be game-changing. Unfortunately, it doesn’t — not yet, anyway. In the wonderful world of technology, we often get way ahead of ourselves. It’s the idea that propels us, even if the reality takes years to catch up.

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