As a personal assistant and service of Google, Google Assistant offers to make life easier for its users. Instant encyclopedia accessible instantly, source of information of all kinds, the intelligent assistant has an answer to (almost) everything. Just know the magic words – Ok, Google – and ask him a question or give him an order.
Present on all fronts, Google Assistant is useful for carrying out various actions. Whether it’s facilitating interactions with your contacts, organizing your calendar, answering a question, or even performing a mathematical operation, Google’s assistant has the answer to everything and respond to almost any user’s wishes.
Still, we need to know the magic formula and all the features of this form of artificial intelligence.
To make the most of Google Assistant, it’s easy, just call it “Ok, Google”. Then place to questions and commands.
Google Assistant Personal assistance
Google Assistant perfectly embodies the role it is assigned, namely to facilitate the life of its user. To get the most out of it, just link the same Google account to your smartphone and connected speaker so that each appointment, reminder, and message is synchronized.
Once this is done, the user will be able to ask his Google assistant for various services:
- Mom’s Call
- Send a message to Paul
- Answer the call
- Read my messages
- Send an email to Sarah
Beyond communications, Google Assistant can also manage the calendar of its user:
- Adds a reminder for Tuesday, April 11
- Set an alarm clock at 8:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Starts an 11-minute timer
- How much time is left on the timer?
- Put an alarm for in 5 minutes
- Remind me to watch the oven in 20 minutes
- What’s in my agenda next Monday?
- List me my appointments today
- Create an event on September 18th in Paris
- When is my next flight?
- Is my British Airways flight delayed?
- Note for myself: water wood
You can also use Google’s assistant as a second memory:
- Create a race list
- Add “chocolate” to my race list
- Add “do the laundry” on my to-do list
- What is on my race list?
Google Assistant Practical and helpful
Google’s personal assistant can refer to other Google services to answer questions. As with email, Google Assistant can interact with Maps to make life easier for the user:
- What is the weather of the day?
- What is the weather like in Sweden?
- What time is it?
- What time is it in Japan?
- Give me directions to Central Station
- Where is the capitol?
- Give me traffic info on the E42
- Where is the nearest bar?
His help can go further since Google Assistant can manage to find the answer to your problem by inquiring for you about a problem:
- When does the next train to Paris leave from Brussels-North?
- Look for a doctor’s phone number
Same thing with Google Translate:
- Translate to me “I love you” in Polish
- What does the umbrella mean?
Google Assistant can also interact with other apps and services synced with the Google Account:
- Launches Will Smith’s album
- Play the “party” playlist on Spotify
- What is music?
- Change of music
- Launches a relaxing playlist
- Mets stronger
- Stop the music
- Disable Bluetooth
- Activate the wifi
- Open Facebook
- Lance Hancock on Netflix on TV
Access to knowledge of the world
Connected to the Internet, Google’s personal assistant can answer almost any question from the moment the answer is on the web. Very practical and quick help to satisfy his curiosity or check an item, without having to turn on his computer or search after his smartphone. Google Assistant is even more useful when your hands are taken:
- Give me a chocolate cake recipe
- What is the capital of Peru?
- In what year was Belgium founded?
- Who played in “I’m a legend”?
- What is quantum physics?
- Make me a summary of the movie “John Wick”
- At what time does the sunrise on January 1st?
- Give me the address of a nearby pizzeria
- At what time does the store close?
Google Assistant turns out to be also an ally for math, currency conversion or simply for general culture issues:
- How much is a US dollar in euro?
- How much is 15 km in miles?
- Adds 35 to 18
- Convert me 50 grams to centiliter
- Who is Jean-Claude Van Damme?
- How much did the last part of the Avengers bring back?
- What is the square root of 25?
- What is the definition of “parallelepiped”?
- How much vitamin C is in an orange?
- How many episodes does Game of Thrones have?
- Which man walked for the first time on the moon?
- Bob Dylan’s Discography
The Google assistant can also try to answer current questions or predict what will happen in the future, not without a hint of humor:
- Who came first, the chicken or the egg?
- Tell me the truth
- Do extraterrestrials exist?
A journalist in his spare time
With its access to the Internet, Google Assistant can summarize the news, find the agenda of the movies or sports matches. It can also launch the radio of the choice of its user:
- Play NRJ
- Launches RTBF radio
- Catch up, get the news
- What are the latest news about technology?
- What is the big news of the day?
- Who won the Lyon / Standard football match yesterday?
- Who won the European Cup last time?
- Show me the agenda of Madrid matches
- When is Roger Federer’s next?
As a true butler connected, the Google Assistant becomes the central command to interact on bulbs, thermostats and other connected objects in the house:
- Turn on the light
- Decrease brightness
- Change the light to green
- Increase heating
- Put the heating at 21 °
- Turn on the plug
- Disable the switch
An entertaining character
A daily companion, Google Assistant can also take the place of a clown and entertain his users with either joke. You can also ask him questions about it. A way to discover all its hidden answers, but also to know more about it:
- What’s your first name?
- Entertained me
- Speak like Yoda
- I’m lucky
- Crystal ball
- What are your Easter Eggs
- Sing a title
- Where is Charlie?
- Clean my room
- What am I thinking now?
- Does your refrigerator work?
- How old are you
- Who’s your father?
The Google Assistant can also give its opinion on competing versions of Amazon (Alexa), Apple (Siri), Windows (Cortana) or Samsung (Bixby):
- Tell me about Alexa
- Cortana or Siri?
- Are you better than Cortana?
- What do you think of Bixby?