Among all other voice-controlled AI assistants, Apple’s Siri and Google Assistant are in a weird sort of relationship at the moment.
Siri has a feature that lets her create speech shortcuts for applications on an iPhone, which then saves a custom phrase as the ‘go-command’ to open the application. This way, users were able to call upon Google Assistant using Siri with the most commonly used phrase: “Hello Siri, OK Google”
With the recent development of Siri and Google Assistant, this unfortunately set Google’s voice-controlled AI as a second-class citizen on iOS, which Google is not really happy about.
The application actually pushes the user to allow the Google Assistant to monitor browsing activity, see current location, and unfortunately see credit card purchases as well.
It’s a great example of what they call dark pattern design, which is designed around deception and making users not realize how much they actually give out, which is via privacy.