John Legend to Lend His Voice to Google Assistant

10 May, 2018, 14:28 | Author: Harriet Bell
  • Why John Legend voicing the Google Assistant matters

Yesterday, was the kickoff of Google I/O, the annual 3-day tech festival where Google unveils the new tech it will use to take over the world.

As part of the upgrade, more than 25 connected appliance models from the company's Whirlpool and Jenn-Air brands will no longer require users to state the specific brand when requesting that their Google Home complete an action.

The Google Assistant platform has some new features that are bound to get people excited.

This is a big deal because "our technologies reflect our culture", Dr. Miriam E. Sweeney, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama who specializes in digital media, told Moneyish. That should make everything much more natural, because unless you're Mark Zuckerberg before Congress, you probably don't address people by name before every sentence. In the coming weeks, "Continued Conversation' will roll out to give such conversations a more natural flow by eliminating the need to repeat "Hey Google". "But it's not strictly interchangeable between genders".

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John's voice will be the only famous one added to the Google devices - the other five, consisting of both male and female tones, are created to sound more natural, thanks to the use of WaveNet technology. In addition, Assistant will be available in 30 countries and 80 languages by the end of the year.

Instagram users may soon gain access to a "Mute" option along with a slew of other features. Google has started rolling out new voices, and if you are bored of listening to the same Assistant voice on your smartphone, you can change it right now. His voice will chime in to surprise the Google Assistant users.

Google Assitant now has three new male voices and three new female voices. "It makes you a better entrepreneur, a better leader, a better philanthropist, a better friend, a better lover. Passion gets you a lot further", Legend said. All the new voices are powered by WaveNet, which is an AI-based voice synthesizer created by Google UK's subsidiary DeepMind.

"Of course, there's also the cultural narrative of bossing a person of color around on our phones", she added, referring to Legend. It will have three core features; intelligence, simplicity, Digital wellbeing.

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