Earlier this week, Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, announced the arrival of an Apple event for the next week. Today we’re going to talk about Google Assistant, one of Siri’s main competitors.
Mountain View has just introduced 5 new features, one of which is of particular interest to us. In the past, Apple and Google products were part of two very different worlds that seldom meet.
However, as we’ve seen in recent years, the Cupertino and Mountain View companies seem to have put their differences aside and are managing to work more collaboratively.
Ok Google, where is my iPhone?
In its recent announcement, Google stated that their voice assistant can now help you find your iPhone. Just ask your Nest spokesperson, “Ok, Google, find my phone” to have the Google Assistant connect to “Locate“.
Android users know that this feature has been around for a long time. However, this is a first for iPhone owners. The other features introduced by the Mountain View company are less noticeable, but can still be useful. For example, Google is introducing a new way to order takeaway meals or new routines for its home automation devices.
As always during these announcements, Google explains that its assistant is becoming more and more efficient and allowing you to do more and more tasks. To this day, Google Assistant and Alexa largely dominate the market for voice control, leaving Siri and other voice assistants far behind. Very often we speak exclusively of American language assistants, but China with Baidu, Xiaomi and Alibaba also has a great deal of knowledge in this area.
In France we also have some startups that specialize in this sector. We can mention LinTO, a speech recognition technology developed by Linagora, or Wizzili as “the virtual and benevolent butler you’ve been waiting for”.
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