Google Assistant is in a battle to the death with Siri, Alexa, Cortana (sorta) and who knows who else. But in the area of getting Google Assistant to kick in, Assistant hasn’t been on the winning team. That’s about to change:

Amazon’s Alexa may have more ” skills” and connect with more services, but when it comes to artificial intelligence smarts, Google Assistant has the competition beat (sorry Siri, it’s not even close).

The only problem is that the hotwords used to activate Google Assistant don’t exactly role off the tongue. “Hey Google” and “Ok Google” can be a real mouthful, whether you’re me waking up and struggling to get the words out first thing in the morning, or an Italian grandma who can’t quite get it right.

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