Google Messages Gains Automatic Restaurant, Movie Cards
Google is enhancing its Messages app to automatically notice when a conversation mentions a restaurant, movie, or the weather, and show a card with details about that entity, with options to share those details in the conversation and/or get more info. Google considers this putting its Google Assistant into the Messages app. The new features will roll out for English speakers in the coming months.
Nov 14, 2018
Google is adding a wide range of features to its AI-powered Google Assistant that focus on improving the experience at home. First, family members will be able to respond to broadcasts.
Jul 19, 2017
Samsung today said Bixby now speaks English well enough and is ready for launch in the U.S. Bixby has been available in Samsung's home market of Korea since earlier this spring, but had been delayed in the U.S.
Mar 9, 2018
Google today introduced new Custom Device Actions for Google Assistant that will give devices native functionality specific to their hardware. Custom Device Actions build on the Assistant's existing Actions tool for issuing specific commands.
Oct 9, 2017
Microsoft today ported its Cortana personal assistant to its Skype chatting application, providing people with access to information without forcing them to leave Skype. Microsoft says Cortana in Skype can suggest useful information based on chat contents, suggest smart replies, manage schedules and/or reminders, and more.