Google reportedly bringing its Assistant to iOS

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Credit: http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/15/google-will-announce-assistant-for-ios-soon-in-the-us-only-at-launch/

Reports have it that Google is working on plans to bring its popular Assistant to iOS users. According to Android Police, the tech giant is said to have almost completed plans to launch Google Assistant to iOS users in the US.

Citing reliable sources familiar with the matter, the Mountain View, California-based tech giant will be announced soon as a standalone app. The source further adds that the announcement will be made at Google’s I/O conference this week. Though, the company’s plans are still unclear at the moment, launching an iOS version of the famous assistant will further give the app a big push in the AI market.

The new standalone app will work the same way it is being used by Google Allo users on Android. It would feature a blend of the “chat” style functionality Android users are already used to, and will also be built with similar voice-controlled version on Android.

Google Assistant or Artificial Assistant or AI, enables you to get help without leaving the conversation. The feature can suggest a nearby restaurant or “movies to check out” as Google puts it. The idea behind adding this feature is to help you get answers even without leaving the app. You can get different answers, including directions just by adding @google.

Google Assistant is powered by “machine learning and deep-learning-based language processing.” It means that it can talk smart and it is more like a person that you are talking to than just a flat, companion without brains or emotions. The technology allows the Assistant to understand context. Because of that, it paves the way for a two-way conversation interaction between the user and the handset

Want to know what’s happening with your favorite team or find out the latest score? Get the power of Google Assistant to help you sort that out by chatting one-on-one. This feature brings the power of machine learning to bear on the chat app. What you share with the Assistant is up to you, “and the more you use it, the more useful it gets.”

Google had earlier in February announced that that its Assistant will be available to non-Pixel smartphones. Before this, it was only accessible on non-Pixel phones through Allo, which is Google’s messaging app. Furthermore, only a pair of Pixel handsets integrated Assistant natively.

Google announced its intention of adding the Assistant to phones in October 2016 when it rolled out two pixel smartphones. From Google’s perspective, the future is definitely all about AI. The two Pixel smartphones launched last year by the company were the first set of phones with built-in Google Assistant.

Last January, Google announced that its Assistant will be added to TVs, Android smartwatches and cars. According to Google, the Assistant will support TVs and set-top boxes powered by Android TV. It means you will be able to ask the Google Assistant for help—and this means you will be able to access your favorite content faster than ever, and on the best screen in your house.  All you have to do is ask the Google Assistant and forget about typing.


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