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As an added feature, you can assign different Google Assistant voices to respond to different people. In fact, now it can say things with six new voices.

These new voices are powered by WaveNet, an AI-based voice synthesizer created by DeepMind, a subsidiary of Google UK.

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R&B star John Legend is set to lend his voice to the Google Assistant smart home device. Now you can tap "Assistant voice" and test out Voices 1 through 8. With the latter, users can enter any command or choose from a list of popular ones grouped around home control, plan your day, communication, your devices, or a custom text response.

Perhaps the most exciting (and scary) feature coming to the Assistant is that it can make phone calls for you.


It's no surprise then, that Google spent a considerable amount of time and effort getting developers and customers excited about its own voice-controlled services during the I/O conference. But the first-mover advantage doesn't last all that long in tech, and Google has been pouring its considerable artificial intelligence resources into the Google Assistant ever since then. Google says that "Pretty Please" feature would launch later this year. The new powerful Assistant can now distinguish between two sentences that are joined by "and" and can reply with two different query-specific answers in one go.

This summer you'll be able to enable "pretty please" on any Google Home or third-party smart speaker. We will keep you guys updated.


Google stated that these features would be rolling out in the next few months and with the smart speaker battle just heating up in India, it remains to be seen which assistant emerges victorious. You just need to surf through menus and order from different places like Applebee's and Starbucks. In the future, you'll be able to do a lot more, with a lot more things.

Google conducted their I/O developer conference in California on Tuesday and gave the world a glimpse of new updates they are bringing on their varied platforms. Those seven devices are: air conditioning units, air purifiers, coffee makers, fans, kettles, ovens, and sprinklers.


Instagram users may soon gain access to a "Mute" option along with a slew of other features.

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