ADVERTISEMENT

Tech giant unveils Siri competitor at annual conference

The assistant is meant to be the tech giants answer to Siri and Amazon's Alexa. The assistant is meant to be an ambient experience that will work across all platforms and devices.

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai is in Lagos

Google's annual I/O conference held yesterday and at the event, Google introduced its own voice-based digital assistant and it is called 'Google Assistant'.

The assistant is meant to be the tech giants answer toApple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa. The assistant is meant to be an ambient experience that will work across all platforms and devices.

The assistant is also conversational - it can have two-way dialogues with you and understand your world as it helps you get stuff done.

ADVERTISEMENT

You can do stuff like tell it to get movie tickets for you, find a perfect restaurant for a dinner date before the movie starts, and navigate you to  to the theater.

"Our ability to do conversational understanding is far ahead of what other assistants can do," said Sundar Pichai, Google CEO.

It will be interesting to see how the voice assistant wars between Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and now Google's Assistant will play out. Stay with Pulse Tech to keep you updated.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Otti has come to repair Abia after 24 years in wilderness - Obi of Onitsha

Otti has come to repair Abia after 24 years in wilderness - Obi of Onitsha

Tinubu wants Nigerian universities to lead in the fight against corruption

Tinubu wants Nigerian universities to lead in the fight against corruption

Emirship Tussle: Police appeal for calm in Kano after tension-filled day

Emirship Tussle: Police appeal for calm in Kano after tension-filled day

2 scavengers allegedly kill man who exposed their theft activities in Lagos

2 scavengers allegedly kill man who exposed their theft activities in Lagos

FG begins construction of 250 housing units in Gombe

FG begins construction of 250 housing units in Gombe

Ajayi Crowther University students beat mate to death for allegedly stealing phone

Ajayi Crowther University students beat mate to death for allegedly stealing phone

Lagos lawmaker loses wife after brief illness

Lagos lawmaker loses wife after brief illness

Tinubu in Lagos for Lagos-Calabar Highway inauguration to mark 1st year in office

Tinubu in Lagos for Lagos-Calabar Highway inauguration to mark 1st year in office

Islamic scholars, clerics react to tension in Kano over Emir's throne

Islamic scholars, clerics react to tension in Kano over Emir's throne

Pulse Sports

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

No space for Lookman, Osimhen as only two Africans make Forbes’ Top 50 highest-paid athletes

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

Lookman frontrunner for NFF Player of the Year after historic Europa League heroics

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT