Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
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Impressive AI-powered features arriving to Google Assistant

Impressive AI-powered features arriving to Google Assistant

Google is using a technology called WaveNet to smooth out the Assistant's voice for a more natural, conversational experience. FreeTime blocks access to Alexa features like shopping, news, or third-party services, and also encourages kids to say please and thank you via a feature called Magic Word. We've dramatically improved our language understanding so you can speak naturally to your Google Assistant and it will know what you mean. "But having options or switching the default voice away from female might create an interesting landscape that has new cultural meaning".

R&B star John Legend is set to lend his voice to the Google Assistant smart home device.

Google has just shown us why Assistant is now the smartest voice assistant, but they also showed how they are making it the most fun by adding different voices to replace the default voice we have grown accustomed to. You can also ask a few complicated questions as well, however, these might seem to be a small step in the Artificial Intelligence, but Google through this makes it's AI Assistant more human-like.

The company also brought Assistant-powered Smart Displays. If they don't, the Assistant will guide them with right direction before answering their query. A male, and a female listed as Voice II in the Google Home and Assistant apps.


Amazon started the current trend of voice assistants when it launched the Amazon Echo four years ago. Google is progressively adding more device types, and just announced that air conditioning units, air purifiers, coffee makers, fans, kettles, ovens, and sprinklers are now supported by the Google Assistant. That's why Google announced a new feature coming later this summer called "Pretty Please".

Further, the Assistant would soon be able make calls for you to make reservations at restaurants or salons.

Lost in the shuffle at the annual Google I/O conference yesterday was a small upgrade to Google Assistant that has wider implications for humanity than the death of parachute trousers.

It makes sense to have voice commands to control the air conditioner, no one likes you fucking with the thermostat, especially not your dad. Better yet, the app will remember what you usually order, and suggest it to you, making the entire process easy and fast. As the Huffington Post recently noted, half a billion Apple devices have Siri on them; Amazon sold tens of millions of Alexa-enabled devices during the 2017 holiday shopping spree, and Microsoft's Cortana has nearly 150 million active monthly users.

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