Google Assistant was originally launched on the Google Pixel smartphones, Google Home and ultimately available in all modern Android devices as well as cars that support Android Auto. On the 18th of May 2016, it was launched as an extension to Google Now, developed by the tech giant Google.
Google Assistant uses voice recognition, speech synthesis and natural language processing to provide a service through a particular application. Google Assistant offers an exceptional level of speech recognition which allows users to talk to it as if they are talking to a human. Through conversational interactions, users may also use voice commands to search for things and control devices.
Technology companies are working to create increasingly sophisticated technology that will automate more processes and tasks for users throughout the day. Following a voice assistant research based on the interaction ability, Google Assistant proved to be more effective in comparison to others. Google Assistant contributed 86%, Apple Siri 72% while Amazon Alexa and Samsung Bixby got 54% in answering general questions, control within application and device control.
Siri, Alexa, Bixby and Google Assistant they all serve similar duties but, Google Assistant will allow users to control compatible smart home devices, control music, access information from the calendars, act as a translator in real-time, call contacts, find information online among plenty of other things.
In light of these good technological developments, users of voice assistants should be careful in the protection of passwords and PIN codes to avoid infringement of privacy by hackers.