I always wondered if a real person was listening to Google Assistant or SIRI recordings. Well, the answer now stares me in my face. A Belgian based broadcaster has revealed what happens behind the scenes of Google’s Assistant voice transcription work. The broadcaster sourced the news from three anonymous sources and also listened to 1000 human recordings while doing so.
Google is making voice-assisted tasks notably faster with the next-generation Google Assistant. The company is achieving this by shrinking the AI voice model down from 100s of GBs to around 500MB thereby allowing the data to be stored locally on a device instead of the cloud.
Google Duplex already helps people book a table at a restaurant. And now Google is announcing an expansion of its use case.
Google teased celebrity voice cameos for Google Assistant quite a while ago, but only now is the feature rolling out with John Legend’s voice being the first.
LG is not a stranger to a dedicated button for Google Assistant, but Google wants it on even more devices from other companies, too.
Google has kickstarted MWC 2019 by announcing some major changes and improvements coming to Assistant. Firstly, it is bringing its virtual assistant to KaiOS which is found powering many low-end phones in parts of Asia, Brazil, and Mexico.
Google Maps is one of the best resources out there, and now it’s getting even better.
When you use voice-to-text to compose a message, you’ve probably (hopefully?) run into the need to voice your commas, periods, and other important punctuation points.
Google has been predicting flight delays for a little while now, informing users of Google Flights of any change of plans.
If you want to change up the way the Google Assistant sounds on a daily basis, Google has a couple of important additions to show off.