Speak To John Legend Using Google Assistant

Speak To John Legend Using Google Assistant

As an added feature, you can assign different Google Assistant voices to respond to different people. Singer John Legend voiced one of the new assistants, which marks the first time a celebrity voice has been broadly available, rather than just pigeonholed into a turn-by-turn satnav system.

No doubt new ways of monetising voice search are also being developed right now.

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One of the most lauded one of these was the addition of six new voices for Google Assistant. That brings the total to eight different voices you can talk to, with, and communicate daily.

Using WaveNet technology, Google can simulate entire vocabularies without having actual human recordings. 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. Google calls this feature "continued conversation" and it'll roll out in the coming week. The most exciting part of the keynote at Google I/O was the demonstration of Google Duplex. With Multiple Actions, which is already starting to roll out, the Google Assistant will be able to understand more complex queries like "What's the weather like in NY and in Austin?"

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Amazon started the current trend of voice assistants when it launched the Amazon Echo four years ago. For parents concerned about their kids rudely bossing the Assistant around, the "Pretty Please" feature powered by Family Link being introduced later this year will offer positive reinforcement to children who ask for things nicely, and say "please" and "thank you", to encourage polite conversation. Moreover, for that, you don't need to speak the whole order out-loud. All you have to do is hit tab to keep auto-completing. "Passion gets you a lot further", Legend said. Pichai also showcased a revamped Gmail and announced another new feature called "Smart Compose", which will help users write emails using machine learning technology.

Now, seven new device types are being added to the native controls in Assistant. 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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