On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google has launched the Action Blocks app. It was first unveiled last year as a part of its DIVA accessibility initiative. The company has also updated Google Maps, Live Transcribe, and Sound Amplifier for improved accessibility.
Google Assistant has evolved with every update and the latest one adds yet another useful feature. Starting now, you will be able to delete accidental commands given to Google Assistant.
Google Assistant gets a new feature that will let you assign reminders for family. The feature lets you send reminders to the Family Group. Once sent, the recipient will be notified on the mobile phone.
Google Assistant finally gets the ability to read and reply to messages on Telegram, WhatsApp, and other third-party messaging services. Until now the functionality was restricted to SMS texts and Hangouts. In some cases Google Assistant let you send messages but was restricted from reading the new messages.
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.