Last up in Google's spate of new AI is an iOS-only application called Scrubbies. "Update the Phone app for your Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) or newer device to improve your calling experience and gain control over calls with features like Google Duo video calling, spam protection, and caller ID". The company said the technology was part of its wider plan to advance applications for AI, connectivity and virtual reality in the future. Avast anti-virus was copied by a developer, DevTech Inc., which has four other apps in the store since September-including a clone of Waze. The app uses object recognition and style algorithms to automatically grab interesting frames from a video and drop them into comic-style layouts with appropriate filters.
Finally, there's Scrubbies, the name referring to the app's big function: scrubbing through a video in order to adjust its playback. However, Google's percentage of malicious apps was overall decreased and fell to a low of 4% in Q3 after reaching a high of 8% in Q2.
Google's Storyboard app turns videos into comic strips. Example of available instant apps include: NYTimes - Crossword, Buzzfeed: News, Tasty, Quizzes, and dotloop. Selfissimo! automatically captures those poses in a stylish black-and-white design. Tap the screen to start a photo shoot. "The app encourages you to pose and captures a photo whenever you stop moving", writes the Google spokesperson. The resulting video can then be looped and saved, or of course shared. These apps definitely come with novelty features, however, are they enough to attract widespread attention?
Amazon's Alexa Can Now Wake You Up to Music of Your Choice
In addition, Amazon Music subscribers can choose the song that the music alarm will play through lyrics or by choosing a mood. The new feature will be available for all Alexa-powered devices including the Echo Dot , Echo Show , and Echo Plus .
Are these apps particularly useful by themselves? If Google's primary objective is to experiment then there is no denying that the search giant is headed towards the right direction. The firm is going to make use of the feedback and implement changes accordingly.
Given that these are experimental apps, they have limited functionality and are definitely not going to appeal to everyone.
The search giant, as mentioned previously, even introduced AR stickers of "Star Wars" and 'Stranger Things.' These stickers are now only available for Pixel and Pixel XL 2 smartphones.