Weeks after Google CEO Sundar Pichai proudly announced the capabilities of Google Assistant – an artificial intelligence product, as a technology enthusiast, I decided to download it from the App Store. It was a pleasant experience overall since the software is highly precise in taking commands with my Indian English accent.
Not belittling the amazing things which the Google Assistant did for me, here is a list of five tasks where the AI essentially failed on my iPhone:
- Setting an alarm on iPhone
When I asked Google Assistant to set an alarm on my iPhone (iPhone 7 Plus), it replied upfront: “Sorry, I can’t set alarms on iPhone.”
2. Opening the App Store
Next, I asked the Google Assistant to open the App store for me. The answer was: “Sorry, I don’t know how to open that. But I can open many other apps for you.”
3. Calling Pizza Hut
When I asked Google Assistant to call Pizza Hut, though the software successfully accessed my phone contact list, it halted right before dialing the number, and I was shown the number at the dial list.
4. Calling Anushka and talking to her
Next, I asked Google Assistant to call Anushka and talk to her. To this also, the software replied, “Sorry, I’m not sure how to help. But I’m still learning.”
5. Opening Amazon App on my phone
When I asked Google Assistant to open Amazon app on my phone, the software replied, “Sorry, I don’t know how to open that. But, I can open many other apps for you.” Sadly, the only app which Assistant opened successfully was Youtube on my phone.
Keeping the above limitations aside, I would urge you to still try Google Assistant as it is fun to use this amazing app!