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Christmas Gifts on the Way? Google Assistant can now track Santa for you and Crack Witty Jokes

Google has also added several Santa jokes to Assistant

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New York, December 19, 2016: With Christmas just a few days away, Google has integrated its famous Santa Tracker into artificial intelligence-powered Google Assistant letting a user to check the location of Santa by asking “Where is Santa” or “Track Santa”.

Android Police reported that the Google Assistant only provides a text answer in return instead of the full map of the desktop site (or mobile app).

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Google has also added several Santa jokes to Assistant.

“Asking ‘Tell me a Santa joke’ or ‘Santa joke’ will play a random Santa-related joke with a voice-over from Santa,” the report said.

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Also, Google Assistant can spin the Dreidel if asked to do so. All these new commands work on all variations of Google Assistant. (IANS)

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Customers Having Airtel-Related Queries Will Now Be Answered By Google Assistant

To get account details, the Airtel assistant will ask to link your Airtel account with Google

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Bharti Airtel on Monday announced that its customers will be able to interact with customer care through Google Assistant.

Currently available in English, the feature will also be rolled out in regional languages to deliver a personalised experience to millions of smartphone users, the company said in a statement.

Airtel will track what questions customer are asking and enable responses to them via Google Assistant.

“With smartphones fast becoming the norm for every Indian, this will make digital self-care much more interactive and step up the customer experience. We will continue to bring more of such exciting solutions for ‘Digital India,'” said Sarang Kanade, Director, Customer Experience and Retail, Bharti Airtel.

Airtel customers can ask Google Assistant questions about data and account balance, current outstanding, best offers, recharge, bill summary and pay bills, current data usage and available Airtel postpaid plans, among others.

Google Assistant to now answer Airtel-related queries
Google Assistant to now answer Airtel-related queries. (Wikimedia Commons)

The initiative is part of “Project Next” — Airtel’s digital innovation programme aimed at transforming customer experience across its services and touch points.

To get account details, the Airtel assistant will ask to link your Airtel account with Google.

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If you click yes, you will be asked to enter your mobile number, accept the Terms of Service.

“Once you accept the Terms of service, you will receive an OTP. Enter the OTP to complete linking your account,” said the company. (IANS)

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