According to The Information, Google has begun developing an AI assistant called Pixie based on Gemini. Most likely, it will be presented with the release of the Pixel 9 series smartphones
Currently, Pixel smartphones include Google Assistant, which is a full-fledged voice assistant based on artificial intelligence. However, it is available on all Android devices, so it is not exclusive to the company. Given the recent boom in artificial intelligence, it seems that Google wants to give its smartphones something more advanced.
Google is working on a new AI assistant called Pixie that will be exclusive to future Pixel smartphones. Pixie is rumored to debut next year alongside the launch of the Pixel 9 smartphones. It will likely be able to perform the same functions as Google Assistant, as well as handle more complex tasks.
For example, Pixie will be able to suggest the nearest store where the user can purchase the product shown in the photo or some other image. Another difference between Pixie and Google Assistant will be the former’s ability to function autonomously, i.e. without a constant Internet connection. Probably, the basis of Pixie will be the Gemini Nano neural network, which Google announced not so long ago, and which is aimed at use in mobile devices.
Moreover, for Pixie to work fully, you will not need an Internet connection – all requests will be processed on devices with a Google Tensor chip. The latter fact leads us to the assumption that Google may make Pixie an exclusive feature of the upcoming Pixel 9.