Google Assistant

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Google Assistant
Initial releaseMay 18, 2016; 7 years ago (2016-05-18)
Written inC++
Operating systemAndroid, Chrome OS, iOS and KaiOS (Jio Phone and Nokia 8110 4G)[1]
Available inEnglish, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
TypeVirtual assistant

Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence virtual assistant. It is developed by Google. It can be used on many devices, on mobile devices, like smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It can also be used in smart home devices.

It encompasses a wide variety of different tasks, such as rolling dice, reading reminders, Mad Libs, Lucky Trivia (includes a sports version), Snake, a geography quiz, and many more. It can also look up different songs.

Response[change | change source]

If one says, "Ok Google", "Hey Google", "Google" etc., it responses as, "Hi, how can I help?"

Search[change | change source]

Google Assistant can help one to show results with voice searching.

Navigation[change | change source]

In navigation, Google Assistant can help. For example, when one says, "I'm hungry", "Restaurants nearby" etc., Assistant will show restaurants near their home. It can also help with telling the shortest distance between the location and the destination.

Interesting facts[change | change source]

If one says, "I'm bored", Assistant can show them interesting facts, jokes, riddles etc. to make them free from boredom.

Interactive games[change | change source]

The Google Assistant has a variety of games to choose from. One of them is Crystal Ball on which the voice will be more softly speaking and the voice will ask the player to ask a "yes or no question". Once the player has given the question, the soothing female voice will give the player an answer. The assistant also has a game called Lucky Trivia where the voice pretends to be a gameshow host. The player has to try and answer all five questions to win the game. In the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, the voices in the Crystal Ball and Lucky Trivia are high quality and were recorded by voice actors. Another game that can be played in the US is Mad Libs which is a word association game.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Narayanaswamy, Anand (December 6, 2017). "Jio Phone to reboot with Google Assistant special edition". NetAns. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  2. Ravenscraft, Eric. "The Best Games and Easter Eggs In Google Assistant". How-To Geek. Retrieved 2019-07-10.

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