Google Assistant to get six new voices

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The new voices will be available on phone and home speaker editions of Google Assistant this year, Pichai added. Well, Google is unveiling technology that can save you the hassle.

As part of the upgrade, more than 25 connected appliance models from the company's Whirlpool and Jenn-Air brands will no longer require users to state the specific brand when requesting that their Google Home complete an action.

Soon, you'll get to choose one of eight different voices, and one of those is John Legend. Instead, the assistant will understand when you're talking to it, versus someone else. This is a powerful and helpful feature that will make the Google Assistant much better. "But it's not strictly interchangeable between genders". These voices also include the likes of legendary singer, John Legend. In addition, Assistant will be available in 30 countries and 80 languages by the end of the year. 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.

Whether it's Siri, Alexa or Google, the company recognises that voice-controlled devices are fast becoming accepted. The video above gives you a quick preview of how they all sound. But with advancements in AI and WaveNet technology from DeepMind, we can now create new voices in just a few weeks and are able to capture subtleties like pitch, pace, and all the pauses that convey meaning, so that voices are natural-sounding and unique.

Go to "Google Assistant Settings".

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Add some color to your grandpa's prom pic. The assistant will picture answering your questions. That's why Google announced a new feature coming later this summer called "Pretty Please". For those who are excited for it, then you'll be pleased to learn that the new voices are live.

Pretty PleaseAssistant features for families-powered by Family Link-provides free family-friendly games, activities, and stories from content partners like Disney. This feature encourages kids to speak politely to their digital assistant. Users can now share estimated time of arrival with their contacts without touching the device.

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