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Pichai unveils all new Google Assistant that sounds like a human

12 May, 2018, 09:04 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • How to enable the new Google Assistant voices on your phone and smart speaker

App Actions will crop up throughout the Android user interface like the Launcher, Smart Text Selection, Play Store, Google Search and Assistant.

Google showcased its plans for the next several months as it kicked off its annual developers' conference Tuesday. But how does that matter to Indian users? These suggestions are based on the context and usage history.

Google's research has also shown that their AI model can predict cardiovascular events more accurately. A total of six new voices have been added to Google Assistant. The Duplex AI engages Google Assistant, which is a direct answer to Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri digital assistants. Google in the I/O 2018 announced that a new Smart Displays with Assistant built in is going to start it shipments from July.

According to a new report quoting Google's head of Android security, David Kleidermacher, the company could soon require OEM partners to roll out regular security patches.

The salon employee said "give me one second", to which the robot replied "mmm-hmm" - a response that triggered a wave of laughter in the 7,000-strong audience. It is almost impossible to discern which voice belongs to the human, and which belongs to the bot making the call, complete with natural pauses, inflection and crutches like "uh" and "um". With this, the Assistant will respond politely to commands that include "please".

"We understand and value the discussion around Google Duplex - as we've said from the beginning, transparency in the technology is important".


Among the new features were notifications to YouTube urging users to take a break after watching a series of videos.

Anyone called by the bot will be told they are conversing with a machine, Google told tech news site the Verge.

Also, the time is now displayed on the left side if the notch instead of the regular right side placement.

Google Maps gets a new tab called "For You", which shows new businesses in your area, plus recommendations based on what's trending. Moreover, it can speak in new voices or listen for continuous questions. By removing the compositing time and adding a prediction logic, Google claims that the traditional 100ms delay has been reduced to almost zero.

Android P brings a ton of new features. While the Do not disturbed mode is now much more aware of what to block and what stays. The AI will also deliver suggestions to enhancing the images for the users. Then the company approaches it's access shortcuts which open to you the five apps the Operating system thinks you most likely want and product development. This feature will help you to create controls to limit your screen-time with apps like YouTube.

Another distinguishing feature of Android P is that if you put it over a surface, facing down, it will automatically switch to the "Do Not Disturb" mode until you pick it up and flip over.

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