Some tech experts said it is possible to combine end-to-end encryption with the artificial intelligence bot feature. “There’s always a way,” said Morey Haber, vice president of technology at the cybersecurity firm BeyondTrust. Smartphones, for example, could do some of the processing on the device. But, he said, it would be difficult to fully process queries to Assistant without the power of Google’s remote servers, which would need to see the unencrypted queries. “I don’t think the technology is there yet,” Haber said.