Penn alum John Legend's voice is coming to Google Assistant

10 May, 2018, 14:28 | Author: Lucy Floyd
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Google unveiled six new voices, Continued Conversation, and Multiple Actions for Assistant at I/O 2018 yesterday. Yes, "Holly" is the official name of Google Assistant's current default voice which was also the name of the tech giant company in a comedy series "Silicon Valley" which follows the misadventures of introverted computer programmers.

One of the most important parts of the Assistant is its voice-it needs to feel both personal and natural. Google Assistant also received some new features as well as lots of upgrades that somewhat affirms that it is geared to take Alexa head on.

Google Assistant will support 30 different languages by the end of 2018. With these new voice options, users will now be able to choose between four different female voices, and four different male voices. The Assistant will be able to clearly relay the context of the call, understand any long or complex responses and then mark down the details in your calendar.

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It's no surprise then, that Google spent a considerable amount of time and effort getting developers and customers excited about its own voice-controlled services during the I/O conference. Tell your device "I'm Home" and it'll turn on the lights, set the temperature, turn on your TV, or even start a music playlist.

The updates are said to include global availability of remote appliance control in all regions where Whirlpool Connected appliances are available; more succinct, user-friendly functional commands; and plans for expansion of Google Home capabilities to select appliances from additional Whirlpool Corporation brands. Described as a "visual-first" version of its Assistant, it's clear they want us to opt for this over the standard smart speaker. You just need to surf through menus and order from different places like Applebee's and Starbucks. Google wrote in its blog post. This gives users and developers alike more options with these seven types of devices. It provides interactive activities through the Google Home. However, all that changes now with the addition of an ability that enables users to create custom routines and also to schedule routines for a specific date or time, which would be rolling out a few months down the line.

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