Google brings Assistant to iPhone, announces more product releases

Google has further pinched Apple by adding its Assistant service to iPhones. The service may directly compete with Siri. Google Assistant appeared last year on Android devices.

Sundar Pichai, Google chief executive, talked about the increasing focus on voice recognition products, “Humans are interacting with computing in more natural and immersive ways. Let’s start with voice. We’ve been using voice as an input across many of our products. That’s because computers are getting much better at understanding speech. We have had significant breakthroughs, but the pace, and even since last year, has been pretty amazing to see.”

Google made many other product announcements at its annual developer conference, Google I/O.

Google also released software to easily create photo books, even via cellphones, and Google Photo Books. Google Lens will increase image recognition possibilities. Google Home will expand capabilities with new service tie-ins.

 

 
 
 
RECOMMENDED ARTICLE

Adorable duo creates awesome car-remix of ‘Let It Go’

Adorable duo creates awesome car-remix of ‘Let It Go’
READ MORE >
 
 
US

Transit agency says human error caused New York City subway derailment

Transit agency says human error caused New York City subway derailment
NEW YORK (AP)—A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked ...
READ MORE >
 

Six charged in 1989 trampling at UK’s Hillsborough football stadium

Six charged in 1989 trampling at UK’s Hillsborough football stadium
LONDON (AP)—British prosecutors charged six people Wednesday in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster where 96 soccer fans were ...
READ MORE >
 

Britain’s WPP ad firm hit by ransomware

Britain’s WPP ad firm hit by ransomware
A large-scale cyberattack hit Ukraine, Russia, and several other countries on Tuesday, according to reports. Ukrainian Prime Minister ...
READ MORE >
 

Chilean port city floods from strange, ultra-violent waves

Chilean port city floods from strange, ultra-violent waves
Strong winds and waves flooded parts of the coastal city of Valparaiso, Chile, on Monday, June 26, as ...
READ MORE >
 

Real-life Mowgli girl’s breathtaking photos—it’s amazing how she grew up with African animals for first 10 years of her life!

Real-life Mowgli girl’s breathtaking photos—it’s amazing how she grew up with African animals for first 10 years of her life!
A little girl, born and brought up for 10 years among wild animals, calls an elephant her brother, comfortably ...
READ MORE >