Today, search engine giant Google has won an award for its Google Now, an intelligent personal assistant available within Google’s Android operating system.
Popular Science magazine has named Google Now the innovation of the year.
Wikipedia says that Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant available within Google’s Android operating system. It is an extension of Android’s native Google Search application, Google Now uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of web services. Along with answering user-initiated queries, Google Now passively delivers information to the user that it predicts they will want, based on the their search habits.
Google Now is so much more than Siri. Voice interfaces like Siri seem outdated by comparison. With Google Now, you don’t pull the phone out when an idea occurs to you. You pull it out when an idea occurs to it.