The Google Pixel comes with the first ever Google's personal assistant - an upgrade to Google Now.
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AI is not always so easy to deal with but the Hollywood motion picture "Her" starring Joaquin Phoenix has shown us that in coming future, we humans can fall in love with virtual assistant technology if they are developed more personal and added with a human touch. And this is what Google intends to do.
According to news reports, Google has contracted humour writers from Pixar and The Onion to be more specific to its voice assistance, giving it a human touch and family-based dialogues.
Google has hired writers, who previously worked with Pixar, to add humorous content for The Onion to give an identity to its voice-based virtual assistant.
So far, Google Assistant has been very similar to Siri from Apple and Cortana from Microsoft in terms of functionality, but the voice assistant provided by Google is far more efficient. The only thing that it lacked is human touch, which is provided by other AI assistants.
When Apple's Siri was launched, its voice-based virtual assistant came into limelight for its witty remarks it made. Apple was once again able to paragon in the run of AI. It clearly showed that AI could be integrated into personal assistance with a better sense of humour. If Google could do that same, it will create a more user-friendly interface.
It's going to be quite interesting to witness how Google Assistant is going to build itself. It'll be interesting to see how these writers are going make the virtual assistant with a bad sense of humour humorous so that users could not help but roll on the floor laughing.
The race of artificial intelligence has been on, and with Google powering its virtual assistant with humorous capabilities, the race could take an interesting turn. It will be interesting to see how Siri and Cortana respond to this. Nevertheless, the blend of art and technology always yields fruitful results.
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