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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Your Own Personal Google

More comments on yesterdays Google assistant announcements, from the Verge:

Are you ready for your own personal Google?
A Google to hear your prayers, a Google that cares    by James Vincent  @jjvincent 

Sometimes, it’s the little changes to language that give away a company’s ambition. At the unveiling of Google’s new Pixel phones yesterday, CEO Sundar Pichai started the event not by talking about what users can get from Google, but what they can get from their Google. Using artificial intelligence and its new digital assistant, said Pichai, Google’s computing power will be available in every facet of users’ lives. It’ll be seamless and pervasive. "Our goal," he said, "is to build a personal Google for each and every user." Not a single Google that we all can use, but an individualized Google for everyone.  ... " 

I note that the Google Home is not, as I understand it, personalized to one person, but to a home, a room, a family.  The Pixel phone we can assume will be personal.  Will be interesting to see the difference. About to start a test on this and other aspects of assistance.    'Seamless' will still mean understanding in context of a specific conversation, still a challenge.   Implications?

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