Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

Google Assistant Gaining Support for Multiple Requests, Continued Conversations

Google Assistant Gaining Support for Multiple Requests, Continued Conversations

It has been two days since one of the year's biggest developers conferences end and we are still grappling our heads trying to make sense of the host of announcements that Google made during the two-day event. Google is also unveiling ways to let you issue multiple commands without having to say "Hey Google" each time.

Google News has always seemingly been a side project at Google.

GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Google's digital assistant will get six new voices, including one based on that of singer John Legend, later this year. Owners of Google's own Pixel phones will get the updates most quickly. For users who prefer to write or draw, Google has reworked the software to significantly reduce latency.

Google added a new feature called "Continued Conversation". For starters, these new voices are synthesized from WaveNet. Consequently, now, you needn't say "Okay Google" or "Hey Google" like before when going for follow-up questions.

For instance, Samsung users won't have access to an early "beta" version of Android P. Samsung's camera app also won't get a built-in Lens feature that lets Google offer information after taking a photo of a building or sign.

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Developers can now start using the Slice API of Android P and bring their app's vital things for their user instantly without ever opening that app and navigating to that specific option. But the other party in that call that Google Assistant can place for you has not agreed to have his or her voiced interpreted or recorded by a robot. Now you can tap "Assistant voice" and test out Voices 1 through 8. "Natural language, understanding, deep learning, text to speech".

With Amazon's Echo getting a step further with its smart displays feature in its Echo devices. A demonstration by Google on stage showed the display pulling up Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube TV.

They include an "app timer", a "wind down" feature, and a dashboard that'll tell you how much time you've been spending on your smartphone and in which apps.

The assistant may also soon be talking with ordinary people at businesses for tasks such as restaurant reservations, although the feature is still in development.

The all-new Google News replaces Google Play Newsstand on mobile and desktop and the Google News & Weather app on mobile.

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