Google Now is Popular Science’s Innovation of the Year

By on November 23, 2012
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I am fairly sure Google Now predicted this.

Popular Science has awarded Google Now its Innovation of the year honour. The reason behind the selection – it’s the first product that suggests something to you before you’ve probably thought about it. Popular Science is calling it, “the first virtual assistant that truly anticipates your needs.”



Previous winners of the award include the Mars Curiosity Rover, the Toyota Prius and the Large Hadron Collider. Google Now was only launched around 5 months ago but the context and location sensitive app for Android (Jelly Bean 4.1) that keeps track of dates, events and locations, offers traffic advice, personalized recommendations and a host of other information (often predictive to an uncanny extent)  is growing in leaps and acquiring a steady fan base.

An interview with part of the Google Now team and Popular Science can be found here. It reveals that there’s a lot more in store for the milestone achieving app.


Nafisa Rebello writes and sometimes works in TV. She expected robots in 2012 and is still waiting for teleportation.

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