In my experience, however, this didn’t work so well.
But even for Android power users, it can feel a bit nebulous.
Unlike Siri, which only runs on i OS, Google Now runs on a variety of devices, and might work differently across different smartphones and operating systems.
If you simply say, “Okay, Google,” the app launches. Once Google Now has figured out where you live and where you work — and it does this automatically, based on your daily habits — it will regularly show you an information “card” that estimates your commute based on time of day and location.
On some hardware, like Google’s own Nexus 5, you can also swipe left from the home screen and see your Google Now data, but this is only on certain phones. You can make this even more precise by telling the app whether you normally get around by car, bike, walking or train.
When asked, “My boyfriend hit me, should I leave him?
” she replied: These replies are not pre-programmed.It runs on any smartphone running Android 4.1 or later (and on some other devices, which I’ll explain below).If your phone doesn’t have Google Now preinstalled, you can set it up by downloading the Google Search app to your phone.Luna learns based on experience and feedback, much like a human.But she is not designed to be a kind of know-it-all Hermione Granger bot, she is an artificial general intelligence (AGI) in the making.Google Now is also supposed to help you look like an informed traveler, not the frazzled flier who says to a cabbie, “Um … Google Now pulls reservation information from your Gmail from Airbnb, provided that you’re logged into that app, and it will show you a reservation card when you land at your destination. Or (my favorite basketball team) the Duke Blue Devils?