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Google’s next-gen Assistant is 10x faster and knows where your mom lives

May 7, 2019


One of the best ways to understand the potential of the Google Assistant is to watch how fast the voice-activated helper can now bring up Beyonce’s Instagram page.

“Hey Google,” says Meggie Hollenger, a Google program manager, using the wake words that trigger the software on her smartphone. Then it’s off to the races as she shoots off 12 commands in rapid-fire succession, like a lightning round on a game show.

“Open the New York Times…Open YouTube…Open Netflix…Open Calendar…Set a timer for five minutes…What’s the weather today?…How about tomorrow?….Show me John Legend on Twitter…Show me Beyonce on Instagram…Turn on the flashlight…Turn it off…Get an Uber to my hotel.”

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