Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence–powered virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home device. Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations. DEF has partnered with Google and have Selected Assistant Community Leads (ACLs) to drive digital literacy initiative with access to information with Google Assistant. “Assistant Community Leads (ACLs)” means Assistant power-users trained to help educate the community of users they engage with Google Assistant. During the training given to end user or beneficiary, ACLs need to understand the core needs from mobile device.
They help End-Users onboard and educate on how Google Assistant can help them in the most meaningful way. This means, teaching End-Users on how to activate Assistant, run at least 3 relevant queries and drive sign-ins if End-User is not already signed into Google Assistant.
Google Assistant offers voice commands, voice searching, and voice-activated device control, letting you complete a number of tasks after you’ve said the “OK Google” or “Hey, Google” wake words. It is designed to give you conversational interactions. So basically in rural India or wherever people are not literate enough they cannot read and write hence Google Assistant can help them to know about anything, anytime only with Voice search.
In month of May we have reached almost 3031 End users and trained them about Google Assistant via Zoom and Hangout Meet app, these beneficiaries are from 5 States-Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Ranchi including 28 districts.
We have given Training to almost 130 Assistant Community Lead and took around 20 trainings online that were newly onboard in month of May from 4 states-Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, we have conducted Weekly Review meeting with all the ACLs district wise up to 40 meetings in month of May including 10 meetings with Google team, where ACLs used to share their experience..