In an effort to woo developers to build features for Google Assistant, the search giant's virtual personal assistant offering that competes with Amazon Alexa, Google this week announced a number of new functionality that is available or will be coming to its Google Assistant platform.
Bixby's been out for a few months at this point, and this is how some of our forum users choose to deal with Samsung's virtual assistant. If you're the owner of a Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8, you've run into Bixby at least once or twice....Show More Summary
There were an estimated 3.9 million secretaries and administrative assistants in the United States in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, this figure does not distinguish between assistants who work in an office, and the growing number of those who work online. Show More Summary
Strategy Analytics has published a new report which covers the latest virtual assistant market share information. The report also forecasts the future changes in the market share of the companies. The report has indicated to Google being dominant with over 60% of Market Share by 2022. Show More Summary
Recently, we took a look at the Invoke, a home speaker made by JBL's sister company, Harmon Kardon. We liked the Invoke as a speaker, but didn't like its virtual assistant, Cortana. We talked to HR and, this week, we've got a new assistant in a new office — the JBL Link10, powered by the Google Assistant. Show More Summary
It’s no secret that AI is being applied to virtually everything, but this was a big week for enterprise conversational AI. Salesforce’s Einstein debuted a platform for businesses to deploy bots on apps and websites, Facebook Messenger is coming to the web, and Microsoft Word now has a Resume Assistant imbued with intelligence from LinkedIn. […]
There are two kinds of virtual assistants (VA) to help make life that bit easier: digital and human. Digital assistants are those like Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google Assistant. They’re software programs that can interpret and carry out basic requests. Show More Summary
We want very much to believe in so-called "virtual assistants." We're nerds, we like Star Trek, we want to talk to our computers and have them do everything for us. We want to live in the future, but we're stuck in the present, just trying to make the best of it. Show More Summary
Payments via Facebook Messenger are now available to users in the U.K. (in pounds) and France (in Euros). The social network also announced that suggestions from M, its virtual digital assistant, are available for the first time ever in France and for payments-related tasks in the U.K. This week's launch marks the first expansion of...
When Samsung announced that it would launch its own virtual assistant called Bixby alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, we were skeptical. When we actually got our hands on the phone and tried it for ourselves, we were disappointed. Show More Summary
It’s no accident that Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant is taking over the consumer electronics industry. Gadget makers were in search of a voice control solution they could use with their devices that wasn’t tied to one particular line of smartphones and tablets, and Alexa is the cross-platform solution that they were waiting for. Show More Summary
Google's virtual assistant is now available in Spain for the two Pixel 2 phones, with wider rollout expected to finish in the next few weeks.
Google announced today that its virtual assistant will now support two new languages -- Spanish for users in the US, Mexico and Spain as well as Italian for those in Italy. These languages will be rolling out over the next few weeks,...Show More Summary
Microsoft’s virtual assistant can answer to anybody who says its name, but you can train the program to take most of its orders from your voice.
Amazon has discounted the Echo Dot to just $40 for today only, making it a pretty good deal if you've been considering jumping on the virtual assistant bandwagon.
The first smart speaker with Cortana sounds fantastic, but Microsoft's virtual assistant lags behind Alexa and Google Assistant.
Thanks to machine learning and an increasingly connected world, artificial intelligence (AI) is seeing a surge. From the video games you play, to the virtual assistant on your smartphone — and even customer support — AI is making its way into our daily lives. Show More Summary
Google has clearly started to figure out design, but how's that "cloud OS" thing working out? With its $999 entry price, optional stylus, and virtual assistant software included in every level of the operating system, forgive me forShow More Summary
While virtually all software vendors are promoting new AI capabilities, customer service is one of the main areas where enterprises expect AI to actually drive revenue.
Artificial intelligence is the latest Silicon Valley darling. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple are using it in their image recognition algorithms, in their voice-based virtual assistants, and in their attempts to curate news and social media posts specifically for your eyes. Show More Summary