Since its debut in May 2016, Google Assistant has emerged as one of the big three AI agents, alongside Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. You might have a bit of trouble getting it to tell you why the sky is blue, but if that’s not a deal-breaker, it has a number of advantages over other AI voice assistants. First, Google is a great listener. It won’t require you to rephrase a question or command as often as Alexa, which is quite strict about specific syntax. Second, although it can’t make calls to emergency numbers, it can place international calls if it’s linked to a Google Fi account or Google Voice account with credits. Third (and perhaps not surprisingly), no AI assistant gives better directions than Google.