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Google CEO Sundar Pichai talks about Google Lens and updates to the Google Assistant during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference on Wednesday in Mountain View, California.

Google claims the feature will be smart enough so that you could auto-share only specific photos – say, of your kids – to your partner or a friend.

Google’s using machine intelligence to kill two birds with one stone: Optimize apps and improve security. Integrated Apple services typically require an extra step. Essentially, the feature lets you input an “Ok Google” command as well as the reply you wish Assistant gives you for that specific query. In the Play Store, you can find all sorts of cool things to download, everything from games to music and books. Put simply, any app designed with an actionable feature for Google Home, will also work with Google Assistant on phones and other mobile devices. This makes your work easy and you don’t have to be searching for family photos to group them. It’s critical that Google Home have every edge against Amazon Echo, and pricing is a major factor to begin with.

This can be considered a single new device announcement at the event. In the future, we hope to see the Google Assistant paying for the bill or checking out for the Android users. For instance, if you would like to know just how much time is left during the wash cycle on the LG SIGNATURE washing machine, speak to it. However, calls will be limited to residents in the United States or Canada. Namely, text messaging, and making phone calls. It has a slick design, integrates the company’s ubiquitous search engine, and taps into Google services like Gmail and Google Calendar. While I was checking the function out, I noticed a new feature within the Assistant: an app and service directory. They can then pay $10 to have a physical version of that book mailed to them.

Google Assistant, which the internet giant launched previous year with its Pixel smartphone, can be downloaded from the Apple’s Apps Store as a dedicated app.

Google I/O 2017 is now underway and as well as revealing a ton of new details regarding Android O and Google Home, the big G has announced its Google Assistant AI will be updated with a host of interesting new features.

The Android team blew through a range of new updates, including new emoji, picture-in-picture video, security enhancements, and more AI capabilities built into the device.

Now take all of that, and add a WiFi router to the mix, and what you have is a fully capable smart speaker capable of powering other connected devices. They may not all support Android Pay but they are more likely to use it compared to the Samsung Pay.

However, industry experts are little positive with Android GO.

Google hasn’t set a price band on the Android Go phones but stated that the ones with 1GB of RAM or less are eligible. There will also be a simple version of the play store which will include the whole app catalog.

This optimisation of the latest release of Android, starting with Android O, to run smoothly on entry-level devices.

Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa are great personal assistant, but it’s beyond clear that Google Assistant is at the head of the pack.

Years ago rooting a smartphone had a clear objective and that was the user being able to configure the smartphone at their whim and exploit the hardware to the maximum.

This piece was republished courtesy of the World Economic Forum.

Written by Mike Murphy, a technology reporter at Quartz.