Getting smarter. The dream for all voice assistant technology is , basically, a continuous conversation between human and machine. No pauses for context to repeat “Hey Siri,” “Alexa” or “ Hey Google,” just a chatting with your friendly, neighborhood AI. Yesterday, that’s pretty much what we got from Google and its updated Assistant. The next generation voice assistant is 10x faster than the current one and in a live demo we saw during the Google I/O keynote, they only said “Hey Google” once. Google even found a way to squeeze down the intelligence necessary to power the AI, so it fits locally on Google’s next generation of Pixel phones (coming this fall).