Google Announces Their Future Plans For Google Assistant, Adds Six New Voices

Posted: May 16 2018, 12:05am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Google announces their future Plans for Google Assistant, adds six new Voices

The Google Assistant can make call and book your Appointments.

Google I/O festival has ended, but their new announcements about Google Assistant have started a debate among the developer community. While some welcomed the new changes, many mentioned their concerns about privacy and other social issues.

Since its inception two years ago, Google Assistant is now available on around 500 million devices, more than 5000 home devices can now be connected using it, more than forty car making brands are using this technology.

Google Assistant has now six new voice types, three for both male and female; users can choose whichever they like. The new voices also sound more natural and have a personal touch, if not told in advance users may not even know that they are talking with AI.

Users will be able to have back and forth conversations without having to repeat ‘Hey Google’ every time, Google Assistant is now capable of providing multiple results by listening to a single conversation.

Another feature is Pretty Please, to teach children importance of politeness this feature requires kids to use “please” before asking for help.

Earlier, Google Assistant had six ready-made routines, which allowed users to get multiple tasks done using a single command, now users can create their own custom routines by using their database of 1 million actions. This feature is certainly going to be a big help with more products around users to be compatible with Google Assistant.

Google also announced about Assistant compatible Smart Displays, which will be available for sale in July onwards. These smart displays can be integrated with different other services that are offered by Google. Google Assistant will be integrated with Google Maps too; users will be able to ask for directions and get a voice reply.

Google and their team are also working on a complete redesign of the app's interface for smartphones; the newer Google Assistant interface will be available next year.

The most interesting feature of Google Assistant is Google Duplex; it will be available after few months, using this technology Google assistant can make phone calls and make appointments on user’s behalf. During their demonstration during Google I/O festival, this advanced technology seemed pretty cool, the sound and way of talking seemed very natural, as if a normal person is making the call.

To avoid misuse the Google Assistant will tell in advance that the person on other side is talking to an AI.

By the end of the year, Google Assistant will be available in 80 different countries. Google Assistant smart speakers are on sale at walmart.com.

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