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What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Cap » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:53 pm

Sending Viber messages without pressing a button or touching a screen.
Asking questions and getting answers.
Opening YouTube simply by talking to the AI.
It will remember anything you tell it in case you forget and need it to recall.
Etc etc
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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Sotos » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:30 pm

It can now understand Greek also! Voice recognition and machine speech have advanced greatly the last few years. I often use it to dictate SMS messages, as it is faster than typing them but I don't frequently use any of the more advanced functionality.
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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Cap » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:09 pm

Soto, you need to try these other functions dude.
Totally cool.

it works!

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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Sotos » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:40 am

Thanks, I didn't know about some of those! Personally I still just type things in as I don't like other people hearing what I am doing. Exceptions are cases where I would need to type more than a few words and I use the speech recognition to save time. Does the "remember" functionality use the Calendar app, or it is an independent functionality of the Assistant? That seems like something I could use! The one thing that AI is not good enough yet is translation... it does a half decent job, but the result can't be used without corrections (unless it is just simple phrases)
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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:58 am

It makes sense you only asked the "guys" what they think as I'm sure it can help many men who, unlike women, cannot multitask or remember to do any routine matters from day to day.

Generally, it might be useful for people suffering from dementia .... if they can remember where they left their phone .....

For me, I have a brain and I intend to use it for as long as possible! :D
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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Sotos » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:58 am

It is more efficient to dedicate your brain for the things that matter. Several years ago I listened an audio book about "Getting Things Done". The main point of that method is that you should try to keep everything that needs to be done in a list. An assistant can help you being more productive... it is getting to the point (not yet, but hopefully soon) that an AI assistant would be as good as a secretary for many of the common tasks.
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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Paphitis » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:57 am

That's right Sotos.

It's an ever expanding area which will increase human productivity. Eventually it will be as necessary as the watch you wear, which will eventually be a smart watch with AI as well.

As for women accusing us men as not being good multi-taskers and listeners.

Our listening is selective. We men are experts at selective hearing and have mastered the art of nodding to their conversations pretending to listen but not listening at all. In one ear and out the other.

However, in order to do that intelligently, we need to sample the content first to see if it is worthy of occupying any brain-space. After the first few words, a simultaneous computation and calculation that the female (usually wife) is talking a whole lot of nonsense and unnecessary stuff and sahlamares is necessary, before our brain tunes out automatically (AUTO TUNE-OUT) and focuses on the more important stuff such as the Footy or the Ashes or stocking the fridge with tinnies or scratching our nuts etc.

The above is also important in case they smarten up to our AUTO-NOD, and they ask us what they actually said to check whether we have been listening. Therefore, in such an event, you will need to fire back a reply, that's if you were listening in the first place because that might not be the case. Nodding to a question might not work well and you will need to know how to respond. Every man has been caught out by this before. My advice is to tell them that Warner just got bowled out or Christiano just scored a goal or something, and jump up in jubilation. Or, you can answer her question with a question or quickly divert her focus elsewhere.

As for multi-tasking, we men are very good at doing lots of stuff at the same time.

We for instance could be watching the Footy, or Ashes, or writing our grog shopping list for Christmas and scratching our nuts, whilst the wife is talking to us and we are forced to sample and assess what they're saying at the same time whilst assessing whether we should listen or not and preserve our processing power on more important things.

If they can only bottle all that up in an AI! 8)
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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Pyrpolizer » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:57 pm

Women are experts in multi tasking-proven fact.

Just yesterday I was at the Bank while the girl kept on typing and typing my application for something.
When I asked why she was typing so much for one simple application she said she was not only processing mine but another 3 applications at the same time. And all these while she was also talking on the phone!!

It's not unusual for women to simultaneously talk on the phone, mix the ingredients of a complicated recipe, feed the baby, and type on a computer. Men can't do more than one task at a time.

This originates from prehistoric times when humans were living in caves. Women in caves HAD TO adapt to multi-tasking (caring for a bunch of kids one crying, another needing to be milked, another to be washed, while also keeping an eye on the fire cooking the food. while men were out hunting and HAD TO concentrate one one and only task:Aim accurately to kill an animal.
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Re: What do you guys think of Google Assistant?

Postby Paphitis » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:07 pm

It's not multi-tasking though.

It's switching between tasks quickly not simultaneously doing them at the same time. Doing so also involves more errors than just concentrating on one task at a time. So the work is less accurate or not as good.

http://www.sciencefocus.com/qa/are-wome ... ltitasking

The brain is only able to handle one complicated task at the same time.

But sure, it's pretty dam easy talking on the phone and writing an email or letter or something like that. That isn't terribly complex at all.

You can also talk on the phone and cook. Even cook a complicated recipe. Talk on the phone and drive. Not as well mind you but most people can do this. You can text and drive, or do your make up and drive as we see women do. It's stupid, but people do these types pf stupid things and kill someone or themselves.

But try scanning an Instrument panel for information. For example a 6 pack instrument panel with 1 primary instrument. because humans can only process one bit of complex data at a time, the primary instrument is scanned every single time after a secondary instrument. It doesn't matter if you are a Man or Woman, this is how you are trained. And both Men or Women perform with similar outcomes. Women are not better or quicker at processing the information than Men.

It's a big MYTH.

But there is a stereotype between the sexes. just like the one about Men having selective hearing. As if women do not!
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