Instead of just pulling content from search engines, this new platform can also do 2 things, like direct action and conversation. If used in different types of devices, different
Quoting The Verge, this personal service works best when it’s used with Google Pixel mobile phones, Allo programs, and smart home electronic devices.
When synchronized with smart electronic devices, Assistant works just like a remote. Starting from turning on and off the lights, playing videos on TV, setting alarms, playing music.
When used on Pixel phones, users can ask Assistant to do things, ranging from organizing the agenda, playing YouTube videos, sending messages, to ordering taxis. Just by pressing the Home button, then Assistant will appear and ask what can be done.
In order to take immediate action such as ordering taxis, Google promises to work with other parties and third party application developers, such as Uber, CNN, LinkedIn, and others.
meanwhile, when connected with Allo’s instant messaging service, Assistant works like a chatbot. When the user asks a question, Assistant will bring up the answer on the phone screen.
Some of the features and capabilities offered by Assistant have actually been introduced past Google Now. Only, Assistant has the ability and level of intelligence better in detecting any information submitted by users.
The presence of Assistant adds a row of smart digital assistant services that have already been developed such as Siri from Apple, Cortana from Microsoft, and Echo from Amazon.
Google Now and Assistant
If Google Now is a voice-based virtual assistant platform, then it’s not the case with Assistant. This latest version of the assistant can receive not only sound-based commands, but also text.
Both can be used to do not a little subject, ranging from ordering a search, setting up schedules and alarms, to make flight schedules. Google ensures that algorithms embedded in the Assistant are better than Google Now, some information related to the subject that the user asks will be displayed.
Google Now is used by the information that appears in accordance with what is requested such as finding the nearest restaurant if the user does a search
While Assistant equipped with better intelligence and able to learn about the details of the user. So when asked to find a restaurant nearby, Assistant will provide recommendations in accordance with the ‘history’ of similar restaurants visited or through the search of similar cuisine menu.