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Artificial intelligence (AI) is young, but it’s no longer a concept that belongs in the realm of science-fiction. It is starting to make its presence felt in our daily lives at a rapid pace—from chatbots that sell you insurance or investment products to voice-activated virtual assistants that help you manage the devices in your smart home.  

There are also many great apps for your Android smartphone that use smart algorithms, machine learning and AI technologies. Ranging from some that are just for fun to others that will help you improve your health or boost your productivity and efficiency, here is a selection of Alcatel’s favourite smartphone apps that include chatbot or AI features and technology:

 Otter Voice Notes

This AI-powered assistant helps you save time and collaborate more effectively by making it super easy to record and transcribe interviews, lectures, podcasts, videos, webinars, keynotes, meetings and so much more. You can stay focused on the conversation and rest assured that all information is captured accurately.

Download Otter Voice Notes from the Google Play app store 


Replika is a friendly and empathetic chatbot who will be there for you when you’re feeling sad, anxious or lonely. Create your Replika and watch it develop its own personality and memories as you share your thoughts and feelings. Improve your emotional well-being and learn new coping skills with Replika, one chat at a time.

Download Replika from the Google Play app store


Hound is an advanced natural voice search engine and assistant. You can ask it to find nearby restaurants. hotels and coffee shops; search, discover, and play music; research and get trivia answers quickly; get the latest news; and more.

Download Hound from the Google Play app store


Lark is an AI-powered health coach that can help you meet goals such as losing weight, getting fit, preventing diabetes, or managing chronic conditions. Your personal Lark coach tracks your diet, exercise, sleep, medication, and weight, and gives you advice and motivation – whenever and wherever you need it.

Download Lark from the Google Play app store


Ada is a personalised chat assistant that can give you advice when you are not feeling well. Developed by over 100 doctors and scientists, it knows thousands of symptoms and conditions, from a common cold to rare diseases.

Download Ada from the Google Play app store

Google Assistant

Don’t forget about Google’s own AI voice assistant! The app provides another way to launch the Assistant that’s already available on your phone. Remind yourself to send a birthday card, make calls hands free during your commute, and unwind by playing your favourite tunes. Your personal Google is here to help.

Your Google Assistant comes built into your Android smartphone. 

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