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Google's spruced-up digital assistant wants to chat you up

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"OK Google, let's get to know each other a little better." Google said it is ramping up the capabilities of its digital assistant, which has been known as "OK Google" or Google Now. "We truly want to take the next step in being more assistive for our users," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on stage Wednesday at the company's annual I/O developer conference. So far, this digital assistant has worked as a voice-controlled version of Google's core search services, allowing people using Android smartphones or some Google app to ask specific questions, look up directions or check the weather. The company now wants to make its digital assistant capable of more natural two-way conversation, which could make the tool far more valuable for users and help Google create deeper connections to its audience.


Samsung's digital voice assistant may launch next week

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Samsung's digital assistant Bixby might finally find its voice next week after previous reports suggested it was'struggling to comprehend English'. When the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released in April, users were disappointed to find that their device was missing Bixby, the firm's highly-anticipated digital assistant. But now that might be about to change as a Reddit user posted a screenshot of an email saying it would launch on July 18. When the Samsung Galaxy S8 was released in April, users were disappointed to find that their device was missing Bixby, the firm's highly-anticipated digital assistant According to Samsung, Bixby is'a completely new way to use your Galaxy S8 or S8 .' Users can use voice, text, or touch to say what they need, since it understands all three. Alternatively, users can take pictures on their camera, and Bixby will search for objects within the picture.


Age of Digital Assistants

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Not a bad view, but the longer term potential is greater than implied. The Age of Digital Assistants – What and when to expect? By Shishir Kathurwar in CustomerThink " The better we get, the less time you spend talking to customer service.


Capital One Finds Ways To Make Its Digital Assistant More Proactive

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The reason: Capital One's AI, which it launched in March of 2017, is heavy on machine learning, enabling the chatbot to identify problems customers …


SAP CoPilot Intelligent Virtual Digital Assistant for Enterprise

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Whenever we hire any personal assistant, we look forward to many qualities and skills. We watch the person who is familiar with the business, having analytical skills and also give some suggestion. Could this be possible through a virtual entity? Though the scenario seems unreal. It is going to be reality soon with an application having the functionality of a digital assistant with artificial intelligence.