Google’s reservation-booking Duplex AI arrives for some Pixel owners

Google’s reservation-booking Duplex AI arrives for some Pixel owners

Google has expanded the number of users that have access to its much-hyped, and criticised, AI that can place reservations for people. A spokesperson confirmed to VentureBeat that Duplex — Google’s artificially intelligent chat agent that can arrange appointments over the phone — has expanded from a “set of trusted tester users” earlier this year […]

LG’s audio-focused Google Assistant smart display is out now

LG’s audio-focused Google Assistant smart display is out now

LG was one of the hardware partners on board when Google announced its new smart displays platform back at CES in January, and now the first product is finally here. The display, variously and confusingly referred to in the press release as the “LG AI Smart Display,” the “LG XBOOM WK9 Smart Display,” and the […]

Asos launches on Google Assistant

Asos launches on Google Assistant

ASOS has launched on Google Assistant. Customers in the UK and US can initiate conversation with Enki, the ASOS shopping guide, by saying “Hey Google, talk to ASOS” to their Google Home smart speaker or Google Assistant app on Android or iOS. Enki will then help them discover and shop the products across six of ASOS’ […]

Google introduces app for hands-free smartphone operation

Google introduces app for hands-free smartphone operation

 Google’s latest app gives Android users the ability to control every aspect of their device in a purely hands-free manner using just their voice. Designed to help individuals with health issues such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, arthritis or spinal cord injuries – and those that have their hands full – Voice Access gives […]

KLM brings AI-driven service to Google Assistant

KLM brings AI-driven service to Google Assistant

Speak up and sit tight, let your personal assistant find your flight! 🛫 #GoogleAssistant #voice pic.twitter.com/FTCI5KWoPC — Royal Dutch Airlines (@KLM) July 26, 2018 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier airline of the Netherlands, has brought its smart assistant to Google Assistant, enabling customers to use voice commands to search for KLM flights. KLM’s […]

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

For the second year in a row, marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting has confirmed that Google Assistant is the smartest and the most efficient virtual assistants on the market. In an attempt to figure out which smart speaker is the most intelligent, Stone Temple asked the Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana approximately […]

Google introduces ‘Shopping Actions’ to help retailers in their battle with Amazon

Google introduces ‘Shopping Actions’ to help retailers in their battle with Amazon

Google has announced a new function to its digital ecosystem called Shopping Actions, allowing customers to use its Assistant and Search engine to streamline online purchasing. In a statement on its “Inside Adwords” blog, Google said, “Today’s consumers don’t just want answers; more and more, they’re craving relevant, meaningful, and immediate assistance in completing their […]