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This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

Nathan Ingraham
This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born

This week, we're looking at the Google Assistant, which was announced three years ago today. It's only been three years since Google first introduced the Google Assistant, the AI-powered helper through which the company wants users to access its vast stores of information. The first is that even before the Assistant arrived, you could say "OK Google" to Android phones and get quality voice-enabled search and access to content on your device.