Google’s latest version of its voice-activated assistant is much more intuitive than ever. Utilizing advanced natural language processing, Google Assistant can now carry out complex tasks like accessing third-party apps and sending emails without needing manual typing.
Google Assistant is in its second generation, focusing on voice recognition software. Previously, the device and app were based on Google’s voice search engine, Google Now.
The company has officially introduced new features that will allow users to engage with the device using their voices as opposed to a touch-based interface and say ok google mera naam kya hai then google will take your name.
Seven Features That Will Change How You Use Google Assistant
Here are seven features of Google’s new voice-activated assistant that will enable everyone to interact with Google Assistant in ways not previously possible. These seven features will change how you use Google Assistant every day.
Find your phone:
While Google Home is usually the most convenient way to access your phone, if you lose it under the couch or leave it in the car, Google Assistant can help you track it down. Just ask Google Assistant, “Where is my phone?” and it’ll ring even if your phone is silent.
Once you press the button on your ringing phone, Google Assistant will talk to you through the speakers until you’re close enough to grab it.
Get any information in one go:
You can now ask Google Assistant for multiple pieces of information without repeating yourself. Say “hello, Google, mera naam kya hai?” Where is the nearest gas station? Who’s the president of Italy?
What’s my mother’s maiden name? How far are we from Anchorage, AK? If you want more details on an answer, google assistant gives you one.
Accessing voice-activated apps:
Google has added more than 100 third-party apps that now work with Google Home thanks to the new API access made possible by the updated version of the API for integrating third-party actions with your devices called Actions on Google.
Google Now lets you set reminders based on events and location, but now you can specify what conditions need to be met for the reminder to go off. This will save you from randomly reminding yourself about things that don’t matter.
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Find restaurants or stuff to do with Google Assistant:
Google has been using machine learning to help you find places for weeks now—you can ask, “What’s open tonight?” for example—but it’s taking advantage of a new feature by learning about your tastes in order to make recommendations that better match your preferences.
Compare prices of new mobile phones and tablets:
Google will now show you the prices of different tablets and smartphones based on location. You ask, “Will this phone be available in my area?” and then choose a device you like.
Get news and weather forecasts reports:
Google Assistant will now read you the latest news stories and weather reports for most major cities in the world. To access this feature, you can ask, “What’s new?” or “What is my commute like today?”
Set timers for dinner:
By now, you’ve got the hang of using Google Home to set timers for dinner, but what about setting them for other times of the day? For example, if you want to ensure you don’t forget to turn off your oven at 5:45 p.m., ask, “What time should I leave home tomorrow?” and set the timer on your phone beforehand.
Google Assistant is the future of voice-activated devices. It works flawlessly for setting reminders, accessing third-party apps and music playback, checking weather reports and breaking news, setting alarms and timers, finding restaurants in your area, and much more.
There were times when Google’s voice-activated software would stump you even if you used the right keywords. But these are few and far between now, thanks to the latest upgrades made by Google.
Given that Apple has taken an interest in this field with their release of Siri to power their mobile devices, it’s safe to assume that we will see more significant advancements in the near future as intelligent voice-activated devices gain popularity among consumers worldwide.
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