Google Assistant coming to speakers and home appliances

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Google Assistant in speakers

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The powerful Google Assistant is expanding to home appliances and speakers, Google announced on Wednesday. According to the company, the Assistant is expanding into new territories and away from the Google Home device. It will soon be available in third party devices including the Panasonic GA10, Zolo Mojo by Anker and TicHome Mini by Mobovi. The company also said more speakers will be added to the list before the end of the week.

Google made the announcement at the consumer electronics and home appliance trade show in Berlin, Germany. The company will during the trade show, announce a number of new products that have the Assistant built into them, as well as products that work with the Assistant.

Assistant on speakers…

With the Google Assistant on speakers, you will be able to ask questions such as for example: [“Ok Google, how far away is the moon?”], keep up with your schedule [“Ok Google, tell me about my day”], control your smart home (“Ok Google, dim the living room lights”) and more.

You will also be able to cast music and set multiple accounts to work on one speaker; this will enable the speaker to distinguish your voice from every other. While the Assistant will be able to work with many speakers, the service will only be available in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France.

Also today, the company announced that the Assistant will be making its way into the household appliances. In today’s announcement, Google was specific on how the Assistant can control a washing machine with voice commands:

Ok Google, wash my clothes.” Sweeter words have never been said! Starting later this year, with manufacturers like LG, you’ll be able control your appliances, including washers, dryers, vacuums and more from your Assistant on your smart speaker, Android phone or iPhone (any device with the Google Assistant built in!). Need to clean up? It’s as easy as “Ok Google, start vacuuming.” Want to know if your favorite jeans are clean? “Ok Google, are my clothes clean?” or “is the laundry done?” Getting help around the house will be easier than ever.”

Google finally introduced its famous Assistant to iOS last May. The Mountain View California-based tech giant at its I/O keynote announced that its Google Assistant will be available on iOS.

Google Assistant is powered by “machine learning and deep-learning-based language processing.” It means that it can talk smart and it is more like a person that you are talking to than just a flat, companion without brains or emotions. The technology allows the Assistant to understand context. Because of that, it paves the way for a two-way conversation interaction between the user and the handset.

Want to know what’s happening with your favorite team or find out the latest score? Get the power of Google Assistant to help you sort that out by chatting one-on-one. This feature brings the power of machine learning to bear on the chat app. What you share with the Assistant is up to you, “and the more you use it, the more useful it gets.”


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Author: Ola Ric

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