What are smart speakers and smart displays?

A smart speaker is a wireless, voice activated device that uses integrated virtual assistant software to obtain information or perform tasks and provide the results aurally for the user to hear. A smart display does the same thing but presents its results visually on a screen in addition to through a speaker... Read More

Can a virtual assistant help me?

Similar to a human assistant, a virtual assistant is a software agent that performs smartphone or computer tasks in response to direct commands, pre-set schedules, or by attempting to predict a user's upcoming needs based on their past ones. If you've ever "spoken" to your phone or PC to initiate a web search or other activity, you likely did so using a virtual assistant... Read More

How voice search works

Voice search combines speech recognition technology with search engine keyword queries to enable users to speak questions rather than type them. The software ingests what it hears, queries one or more search engines, and presents relevant answers... Read More

What is Google Home?

Google Home is Google's smart speaker, part of a new generation of two-way information and automation devices that are placed in home or office settings in order to actively listen for and respond to spoken requests and commands... Read More

What is a smart home?

A smart home is an automated and connected home. Multiple functional features of the residence -- lights, heat, door locks, etc. -- can operate on their own, in concert with each other... Read More

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