Google I/O announcements suggest a voice-forward, not voice-only, future

At this year’s annual I/O developer conference, Google spotlighted the ambitions for its digital assistant as “naturally conversational” and “there when you need it.” But as voice-driven and conversational technologies become more ubiquitous, there are still undeniable moments where we find ourselves thinking, “Why can’t I just read this part?” In an increasingly digital world, conversations with technology need to be multimodal — which is why the next generation of conversational experiences actually demands a screen. And because of its connection to Android, Google Assistant is set up to provide users with unique multimodal experiences.


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