The new voices are also just some of the changes that Google is making to Assistant. In fact, Google included singer John Legend's voice. All the new voices are powered by WaveNet, which is an AI-based voice synthesizer created by Google UK's subsidiary DeepMind. 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.
Yesterday, was the kickoff of Google I/O, the annual 3-day tech festival where Google unveils the new tech it will use to take over the world.
Perhaps the most exciting (and scary) feature coming to the Assistant is that it can make phone calls for you.
Google's Pretty Please feature is the solution for the parent's worry regarding their children. The most exciting part of the keynote at Google I/O was the demonstration of Google Duplex. Moreover, the smart assistant not only lives within the Google Home devices, but also lives inside the Google app, the latest Android, and Pixel phones.
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"Earlier this year we launched six ready-made Routines to help you get multiple things done with a single command". If they don't, the Assistant will guide them with right direction before answering their query.
Google also announced an optional feature that will reward polite kids with replies, such as "Thanks for saying please", "What a nice way to ask me", and "You're very polite". Starting May 8th you can completely customize your own Routines as you see fit. Alexa can also vary the intonation and speaking volume more than Google. You just need to surf through menus and order from different places like Applebee's and Starbucks. "Passion gets you a lot further", Legend said. "Over the past 20 years, we've developed a lot of experience in connecting people with the right information, services and context, and we're putting that to work in Google Assistant." wrote Brad Abrams, Product Manager, Google Assistant.
Normally, each new request with our devices begins with "Hey Google". 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.