Increasingly I find myself googling simple things while watching TV (with Amazon's Alexa) and asking quick questions in my auto using my phone - "hey, Siri". TechJuice tried this in Urdu, but it turns out this language doesn't work with Google Assistant.
One of the most lauded one of these was the addition of six new voices for Google Assistant. They also use Google's WaveNet processing system, which makes the voices sound more natural than the current editions.
John's voice will be the only famous one added to the Google devices - the other five, consisting of both male and female tones, are created to sound more natural, thanks to the use of WaveNet technology. The Google Assistant is available on more than 500 million devices and will be available in more than 30 languages and 80 countries by the end of the year.
Alexa was ahead on this front before, as it has male and female versions with American, Canadian, Australian, Indian, and British accents. Alexa is now available in German and Japanese as well as English.
You can try out these different voices to see if you find it better than the default one. 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. "It's so complicated. And I think a lot of designers are looking for what is the "right answer" [as in, whose is the "right" voice for these virtual assistants] and it's raising a lot of questions".
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A video played during the announcement showed Legend recording some audio for the project, including phrases like "i want a puppy with sweet eyes, and a fluffy tail" and "happy birthday to the person whose birthday it is".
Through these custom routines, users will be able to use their own phrases to kick off a routine while having a choice of 'one million actions' available on Google Assistant.
At the conference, the company also said that Google Photos is getting a ton of new features based on artificial intelligence and machine learning. For those who are excited for it, then you'll be pleased to learn that the new voices are live.
In the summer, the company's first Smart Display will hit the shelves. All I really care about here is being able to say, "Ok Google, make my coffee in 10 minutes" to get my morning joe.