Google Assistant

Human Operators Are Listening to Your Private Google Assistant Recordings

Human Operators Are Listening to Your Private Google Assistant Recordings

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.

Next-Generation Google Assistant up to 10x Faster, Coming with New Pixels Later This Year

Next-Generation Google Assistant up to 10x Faster, Coming with New Pixels Later This Year

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 on the Web Aims to Make Buying and Reserving Things Easier

Google Duplex on the Web Aims to Make Buying and Reserving Things Easier

Google Duplex already helps people book a table at a restaurant. And now Google is announcing an expansion of its use case.

John Legend is the First Celebrity Voice Cameo for Google Assistant

John Legend is the First Celebrity Voice Cameo for Google Assistant

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.

Google Assistant Button Being Added to LG, TCL, Nokia, Vivo, and Xiaomi Devices

Google Assistant Button Being Added to LG, TCL, Nokia, Vivo, and Xiaomi Devices

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 Assistant Coming to KaiOS, Gaining Android Messages Integration, More

Google Assistant Coming to KaiOS, Gaining Android Messages Integration, More

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 Assistant is Navigating to Google Maps

Google Assistant is Navigating to Google Maps

Google Maps is one of the best resources out there, and now it’s getting even better.

Google Assistant Will be Able to Automatically Add Punctuation Soon

Google Assistant Will be Able to Automatically Add Punctuation Soon

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 Assistant Will Soon Proactively Notify You of a Predicted Flight Delay

Google Assistant Will Soon Proactively Notify You of a Predicted Flight Delay

Google has been predicting flight delays for a little while now, informing users of Google Flights of any change of plans.

Google Assistant Adds Australian- and British-Accented Voices

Google Assistant Adds Australian- and British-Accented Voices

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.