What is Google Assistant?
Google Assistant is a voice-activated software agent that performs smartphone-, computer-, or device-related tasks in response to direct commands, pre-set schedules or by attempting to predict a user's upcoming needs based on their past actions. It was first introduced in 2016 and today competes with other so-called "virtual assistants" such as Microsoft Cortana... 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 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... 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