Meet Google assistant: A new search platform, rather than a gadget or an app

Ronald Evans

And yes, it s Google assistant — lower-case assistant — not Google Assistant.

We really need to help them get things done in the real world.

This is why we re evolving search to be more assistive, Pichai said when speaking about Google assistant during the opening keynote of Google I/O, Google s big annual developers conference held today.

No catchy name for Google inside

The move still doesn t give Google s assistant a catchy name like Apple Siri or the aforementioned Alexa and Cortana assistants.

Google assistant in Home & Allo

For example, the newly announced Google Home voice-activated home assistant was described as having Google assistant built in.

Similarly, the new Allo messaging app was said to have Google assistant smarts, helping you automatically respond to messages or to converse with Google itself to get things done.

Ronald Evans
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