Tuesday, May 2

Google Assistant Will Now Run On Any Platform

Google Assistant Will Now Run On Any Platform

Google Assistant is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google and announced on May 2016. Unlike Google Now, Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations.After a period of exclusivity on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, it began to be deployed on Android platforms in February 2017, including third-party smartphones and Android Wear. And now a software development kit (SDK) was released, allowing third-party developers to build their own hardware featuring the Google Assistant.

Google has ambitions to get its assistant embedded in all sorts of different gadgets: phones, watches, TVs, cars, mirrors, and whatever else you can think of.
Acc. to venture capital firm Google Assistant can understood 99.9% of spoken queries, compared with 94.4% for Apple's Siri and 97.3% for Microsoft's Cortana, Loup Ventures reported Monday. Further, Google Assistant answered 74.8% of queries correctly vs. 66.1% for Siri and 48.8% for Cortana.

Google Assistant, in the nature and manner of Google Now, can pull information, check weather, etc. Unlike its brethren, however, it can engage in a two-way conversation, using Google's natural language processing algorithm. Search results are presented in card format that users can tap to open the page

The Google Assistant SDK includes sample code and instructions, and it’s designed to work with the Raspberry Pi3 , Arduino or similar hardware, which means you can sort of build your own Google Home with mini-computer by plugging in any mic and speakers you already have lying around.