Oct 4th, 2016

At this morning’s #madebygoogle event in San Francisco, Google’s Sundar Pichai spent the first half of the presentation discussing the future of Google as the next revolution in communication is upon us, this time, focused on artificial intelligence.

The Pixel and Pixel XL are unique in not just their design from the ground up, but the extras that Google has included in the software. Google Assistant is a souped up version of Google Now, taking contextual awareness and machine learning to a new level.

This new Assistant has been partially shown off in Google’s new Allo messenger, but for Nexus owners that’s the extent of it. The Verge’s Dieter Bohn sat down with Scott Huffman, the VP of Engineering on Google Assistant, to have a preview of the new assistant. It was showcased on a Nexus 6P customized to run it, but Bohn notes that it won’t be coming to Nexus devices anytime soon.

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