Google Duplex Demo – Who needs humans to make calls for appointments anymore?
Day 2 of Google I/O 2018 saw the public demo of Google Duplex, the newest evolution of the Google Assistant AI. CEO Sundar Pichai demoed a real phone call by the Assistant AI to a salon to book a haircut appointment which was so mindblowing that the AI sounded more real than some actual humans!
Google Pay is finally available on iOS devices and desktop web browsers
Google Pay, the unified payments service from Google, is now cross-platform. The formerly Android-only service has been rolled out to desktop web browsers and iOS devices. So if you see a "Buy with G Pay" button on your fav shopping site, it means that Google Pay is working everywhere.
Amazon sets its sight on growing its grocery business in India over the next 5 years
Head of Amazon India, Amit Agarwal, expressed the company's belief that Amazon will grow its grocery and daily needs business in India exponential over the next 5 years. A keen eye will be key for Amazon to gain a foothold in the Indian grocery business currently dominated by Big Basket.
Finally, Google Home and Google Home Mini have come to India.
After much anticipation, Assistant AI-powered Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers are finally available in India. Specially designed to understand the Indian accent and contexts, the devices are sure to follow Amazon Echo's suit and look to thrive in India.