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Cool New Features Coming to Google Assistant

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Sherry Houston | 10 May, 2018, 14:32

This is a big deal because "our technologies reflect our culture", Dr. Miriam E. Sweeney, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama who specializes in digital media, told Moneyish. You could argue that they will still be able to harvest voice search data to tailor ads but if I'm looking at screens less, then I won't see them. That should make everything much more natural, because unless you're Mark Zuckerberg before Congress, you probably don't address people by name before every sentence.

Google has been going all out in ensuring that Google Assistant becomes your go-to assistant of choice. "But it's not strictly interchangeable between genders".

The All of Me singer's voice is one of seven new ones joining the Google Assistant. 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. WaveNet is the same program that is powering Google's DeepMind AI, and by feeding it voice tracks from a source, the final product is a working, functioning voice that Google can use to replace the default voice of Assistant.

Google Assistant will support 30 different languages by the end of 2018. At its annual developer conference Google I/O, the company said these six options, which feature both male and female voices, would be rolled out later this year. You can now choose the one which sounds better to you. In the future, you'll be able to do a lot more, with a lot more things.

Google Assistant new voices are now available. Here's how you can change it.
Cool New Features Coming to Google Assistant

"Well", Legend replied online, "the Google Assistant doesn't do everything".

"Of course, there's also the cultural narrative of bossing a person of color around on our phones", she added, referring to Legend. If they don't, the Assistant will guide them with right direction before answering their query. That's why Google announced a new feature coming later this summer called "Pretty Please". When kids say "Please" during a command, they would receive thanks from the virtual assistant in response.

"Earlier this year we launched six ready-made Routines to help you get multiple things done with a single command".

Other "digital well-being" features include "Shush" (to ignore people) and "Wind Down" (to sleep).

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