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Add a Touch of AI with Google Assistant in Android Messages

Add a Touch of AI with Google Assistant in Android Messages

On Monday, Google announced that "over the coming months," Google Assistant integration is coming to the company's newest text-messaging app, Android Messages. It seems the next move from Google is to integrate the Google Assistant on Messages for Android app soon. Assistant uses on-device machine learning capabilities to surface these suggestions, and tapping on them will give you more information from within Android Messages. Google says this all happens on-device too, instead of in the cloud.

Since you're probably already wondering how this work's from a privacy standpoint, Google says that message data is scanned locally, while some of it is shared with Google when taking a suggested Assistant action in Messages.

This contextual popup can appear both when a user mentions something that triggers it and manually from the "Plus" icon on the Messages chat interface. Users can press and hold the Assistant button on their smart feature phone to use their voice to dictate text messages, web searches or anywhere else that has a text input field. Assistant will also be expanding its capabilities in the up-and-coming phone platform KaiOS. To ease out such complexities, Google has launched Google Assistant - a feature that can assist people whenever needed.




The feature is expected to go live for all English users in the coming months. You should read up on that, but Google wants you to know about it because it's another phone from LG with a Google Assistant button. When you see that suggestion chip, you can tap it to pull up a card with more information on whatever it is you're talking about. During the previous year, we saw numerous announcements of Android One devices, especially from Nokia, which has a kind of marriage with the program, since all of its smartphones are Android One devices.

Actually not the first integration with Maps, but the newly added features will make the combo [Assistant and Maps] even smarter-especially for Android users.

Messages is Google's official app for SMS and MMS texting, as well as for RCS chats.

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