A Google team of researchers has set out to offer the Pixel phone new voice control options which should increase its services and also the market value and demand.
Although almost 85 percent of the registered number of smartphones currently run on Google software, the slow shift towards voice activated devices has not escaped the company’s eye.
As more and more AI assistants and chatbots are being released in various areas of the market, it is not hard the establish what the next big thing will be. The already existing touch system, which came as an innovation when it was first introduced, will most probably be replaced by such systems.
With Apple already boosting with Siri for its smartphone devices and Microsoft further developing Cortana Google, the Internet giant and innovator company, Is not far behind.
The company’s Assistant team is said to be meeting with the minds behind the software and hardware used on the Pixel phone. The two team have united and are working towards a better voice control option of the app.
Google’s Android operating system vice president, Brian Rakowski, revealed both the meetings and the company’s bigger plans of developing a voice control option for the Assistant.
This would have to feel almost like a natural extension of the usual habit of asking and searching information on Google.
As the Pixel Phone will feature the Assistant, the AI chatbot will be just a touch away, thanks to the home button, or even closer by, as it can be activated by a simple “OK Google” voice command.
The new Assistant would have to also be very well integrated into both its software and hardware components as there are certain requirements that would have to be fulfilled in order for the system to function at its best.
The Assistant and the new voice control option will probably only be featured on the Pixel phone and other Google company products, at least for the time being.
According to Rakowski, the integration of the new Assistant to other Android-based, non-Google products would require a closer working relation with the respective devices’ makers.
With the current voice control technology being only available for Google products, the Internet giant can manipulate it according to its demands and the company’s purpose of achieving a smarter, voice controlled Assistant.
As the Assistant and its voice control option, “OK Google”, aim to offer a quick response and perfect integration with the device system, some of the current devices developed by other makers do not fulfill the requirements.
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