“Google Assistant” coming soon to take down Siri
Are you sick and tired of iPhone users bragging about Siri? Not really too impressed with alternatives, like Iris or Skyvi? Well, get ready for Google Assistant, which is Google's answer to Apple's soon-to-be short-lived victory, and it could be released as soon as Q4 2012.
According to some anonymous sources close to the Android team that's working on this, the project has three parts:
- Get the world’s knowledge into a format a computer can understand.
- Create a personalization layer — Experiments like Google +1 and Google+ are Google’s way of gathering data on precisely how people interact with content.
- Build a mobile, voice-centered "Do engine" (‘Assistant’) that’s less about returning search results and more about accomplishing real-life goals.
Additionally, Google is reportedly planning on opening up this service to third-party developers, so they can better connect their apps with this new technology. More details are sparse, but this seems pretty awesome so far. After all, with all the data Google has on how we interact with stuff, and how we speak, they should be kings (or queens) in all voice-related areas.
Are you excited for some true competition to Siri?[Tech Crunch]