Sentient AI - Google Now On Tap adds contextual awareness to the voice assistant

Sentient AI - Google Now On Tap adds contextual awareness to the voice assistant
At I/O 2015, Google announced the addition of extended natural language processing capabilities to Google Now, Android's voice assistant. Dubbed Now Tap, the featured can be summed up as Google Now with a whole new understanding of contextual awareness. On stage, Google demonstrated how having the music player rocking a Skrillex tune makes Google Now relate the question "what's his real name" to the artist and intelligently display the relevant information.

Later, Google Now fixed its sights on a typical message conversation. The algorithm recognized the opportunity to automatically add a reminder for the user to carry out a particular task - get the dry cleaning. It also went on to show the coordinates and set up an event for a dinner at a restaurant in Palo Alto.

Showing its newfound skills in human language understanding, Google Now automatically opened up a list of upcoming weekend movie screenings when it heard the user was going to catch a movie with a friend. It also displayed information about a particular title, complete with shortcuts to its trailer on YouTube, IMDB information, ratings, critical reviews, and everything else movie-related.

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5 Comments

1. Sauce5 unregistered

This and Google Photos ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6034; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Wow, very fancy. I like.

3. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

nice move, it's good that android is matuerd enough that it can shift focus on the experience.

4. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Apparently I am the only one that thinks this is creepy.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6034; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's only making key words of your query into variables. and referencing active applications to turn a simple question into a highly specific one to get you the information you want. It doesn't make Google Now more intrusive, but allows the user to interact with the program in a more natural way.

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