Google Assistant announced at I/O, context-aware search

Google made bots useful.

Bots

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai is on stage at the Google I/O keynote and just announced the first new product, Google Assistant. It’s a context-aware voice-search, but we can think of it as the first bot that’s usable by real people.

The idea here is that you can simply look at a photo and say “Who designed this?” and get the answer.

Pichai went on to describe some other use cases including context-aware voice searches in the car using Google Auto. This has the potential to actually manage our online lives safely while behind the wheel.

Design

Things get much more exciting when a chain of voice searches helped him find the most recent moves, which leveraged his location to provide recommendations available in his area. Then he refined the search to kid-appropriate movies and then, the important commercial opportunity, allowed him to easily book 4 tickets to that movie.

This is powerful.

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