what is the Google Assistant
The Google Assistant allows you to have a natural conversation between you and Google. It’s one Assistant that’s ready to help you throughout your day. It is already accessible on more than 100M devices across Android phones, the iPhone, Google Home and other voice-activated speakers, Android TVs, wearables and our messaging app Allo but it is soon coming to additional devices and contexts.
what is Actions on Google?
Actions on Google is the platform that allows developers to build Actions for the Google Assistant on Google Home and other voice-activated speakers, eligible Android phones, iPhones, Android TVs, headphones and soon everywhere else the Assistant is available.
how can a virtual assistant help me?
Similar to a human assistant, a virtual assistant is a software agent that performs smartphone or computer tasks in response to direct commands, pre-set schedules, or by attempting to predict a user’s upcoming needs based on their past ones. If you’ve ever “spoken” to your phone or PC to initiate a web search or other activity, you likely did so using a virtual assistant.