This means you could say “Hey Google, reminder Dan to get bananas when he goes to Tesco”, and Dan’s phone would ping when Google sees Dan goes into a Tesco. Cool maybe, but also, you could just call or text Dan. Why put up a wall between you and Dan? Eh Google?

Of course these features rely on you linking your specific voice matched Google accounts to a device or family group and you having location services turned on for Google to access. If you’re all in on the Google Home and Assistant features, it’s another neat trick to add to your roster.

But we suspect most people would prefer to receive a good luck text of call from their mum rather than a robot voice passing on the message she barked at the smart speaker before she rushed off to Pilates.