1. B0WIE's Avatar
    The phone seems to be marketed around the AI (yawn). I'm going to get the G7 because of the good hardware. I'm generally averse to "AI" features because they're often tied to personal data collection but, I'm curious as to what I'm missing out on by not using it.
    Besides creating shopping lists, what can you actually do with it?
    06-06-2018 02:30 PM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Eh AI is over used. It is mainly an assistant -- and does just that. Create lists, help with home stuff, reminders, etc. If you don't use it already then I don't see you using it now... especially if you are concerned about data collection since a good assistant kind of needs to know about you some to help .
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    06-06-2018 03:37 PM
  3. B0WIE's Avatar
    Eh AI is over used. It is mainly an assistant -- and does just that. Create lists, help with home stuff, reminders, etc. If you don't use it already then I don't see you using it now... especially if you are concerned about data collection since a good assistant kind of needs to know about you some to help .
    Thanks! I run a small online business from my home and the main things I need help with are to do lists and alarms/reminders. I don't need any help with searching, shopping, directions, etc.
    06-06-2018 03:44 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    Thanks! I run a small online business from my home and the main things I need help with are to do lists and alarms/reminders. I don't need any help with searching, shopping, directions, etc.
    Yeah reminders are the #1 thing I use Google Assistant / my Google Homes for. Walking around the house or w/e and want to remember something? Yell out "OK Google, remind me at 2 PM tomorrow to do (X)" .. Done and done. Pops on phone at that time .
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    06-06-2018 04:02 PM
  5. B0WIE's Avatar
    Yeah reminders are the #1 thing I use Google Assistant / my Google Homes for. Walking around the house or w/e and want to remember something? Yell out "OK Google, remind me at 2 PM tomorrow to do (X)" .. Done and done. Pops on phone at that time .
    That'll actually be a big help. Thanks for the info. I often have my hands full and have to remind myself to set a reminder. lol.
    06-06-2018 04:17 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    "Set an alarm for 4:15" would work. Or "remind me to pick up a newspaper at 9:15". You can add and delete things from a shopping list - just "add bread to the shopping list" or "remove bread from the shopping list", then when you need it, "show me the shopping list". I use mine for some pretty mundane things too, like "set the screen brightness to 20%". It's all I need at home. (15% is just a touch too dark.)

    It's about as much AI as cars were cars in 1875 - just before the beginning. (Your car was painted, in the factory, by an AI device. Just the metal, not much, if any, overspray. Still primitive.) But it can be handy for a few things, depending on what you need. So lists, alarms and reminders would probably be all you'd want to use it for. (If your phone is online, you can ask it anything, and it will use the default search engine [Google] to search for what you ask it. If you ask if it's going to rain today, you'll get the whole weather thing - the range of temperatures today, the current conditions, and what you'd get if you typed the question into Google. Still pretty primitive.)

    (I maintain my own shopping list text file, so a couple of taps and I can add a number to an item - no number means "I don't need any this time". But Google Assistant would do about the same thing - I'm just used to my text file.)

    One day, we'll consider today's supercomputers primitive first attempts (the original "supercomputer", the CDC 6600, could do an "amazing" 500kflops - something your phone can in addition to playing an intense game on it), and AI will be able to actually figure out more than just what you meant by what you said.
    06-06-2018 05:49 PM

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