The 6 Best Announcements From Google's Annual I/O 2018

11 May, 2018, 00:12 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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Google also last week updated actions that its assistant can perform on smartwatches powered by its Wear OS software. Simply put, it allows the Google Assistant to speak on your behalf, to say, make an appointment at the salon or book a table for your gang at a restaurant - all with a natural, friendly voice.

The company acquired Deep Mind, which was at the time British artificial intelligence startup company.

Updates to Assistant are meant to help the user look less at their smartphone, spending more time addressing the device out loud, Google said.

Nonetheless, everyone is excited about the new Google Duplex, with Engadget even saying that the Google AI Assistant may have beaten the Turing test. Moreover, Google has made the voices more realistic and has added the support for continued conversation for a more human-like experience.

The CEO did his best to elaborate the nuances of Google Duplex, which visibly got the audience interested.

Also, it isn't just about the voice quality as it can pose the right questions, besides also putting in the right answers as well. Like the smart speakers, you'll be able to give a variety of voice commands, and like the Show you'll be able to see, as well as hear, the results. By all accounts, the assistant spoke nearly like a genuine human, with only a few hints that the speaker was even a machine. We mentioned earlier there will be six new voices for the Assistant and later this year, John Legend will be lending his voice.

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Some of the features Google is announcing at its annual developers conference won't be coming to Samsung phones.

To review, the Google Assistant is now able to understand both "OK Google" and "Hey Google". When kids say "Please" during a command, they would receive thanks from the virtual assistant in response. This puts the company one step closer to creating the ideal assistant. Users can now share estimated time of arrival with their contacts without touching the device. The assistant will send it across as a message. During the keynote, Pichai showed an example how the digital assistant can actually make a haircut appointment with a time slot and day given to Google initially. All you need to do is open Google Assistant and swipe up.

Better yet, the Google Assistant is getting a host of new features this year that were recently announced at Google I/O.

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