Google’s new Interpreter aims to remove the language barriers

Google Assistant Connect e-ink display concept at CES 2019

Including Google Assistant in Android TV. Samsung has made some pretty big announcements like support for iTunes and AirPlay 2 on their Spring 2019 series Samsung TVs. This means you can ask the assistant to show restaurants nearby, set up and dismiss alarms, schedule reminders and timers without unlocking your phone.

Assistant Connect is set to increase the assistant's presence by building its features into more devices, although, in this case, the devices are created to connect to an existing Assistant device, rather than operating independently.

The Assistant works with more than 1,600 home automation brands and more than 10,000 devices.

With so many updates, Google's voice-powered artificial intelligence was the focus of its attention for this year's CES with nearly every single news item was related to it. These include select Whirlpool connected appliances, GE's smart microwave, and security products from August. The company also confirmed that it is bringing Google Assistant to the Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers, which will allow users to control their favourite music, podcasts, and radio stations from anywhere in their home without ever picking up the phone.

Google also had a massive booth to showcase how the Assistant works with products from TVs to vehicle dashboards.

Virtual personal assistants (VPAs) have been pushing into the automotive market, according to IHS Markit.


The company said more airlines would be participating soon. Google Assistant will arrive on Google Maps for Android and iOS starting this week, expanding the reach and availability of the voice-enabled assistant by significant magnitude. Consumers will need their flight confirmation details and will have to say something like, "Hey Google, check me in to my flight".

The Assistant will notify users proactively when it's time to check in. Furthermore, you can book a room with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai, and Travelclick.

Irrigation products and water leak sensors are also on the horizon for Google Assistant, including LeakSmart Leak and Flood Protection, Flo by Moen, Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, Rain Bird Smart WiFi Controllers and Orbit's B-Hyve.

Available initially on Google Smart Displays before the feature rolls out to more devices, getting Google to translate your words is as simple as asking it to help you with your French (or one of Google's 29 other supported languages).

Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new Interpreter mode that would help users have a real-time conversation in almost 27 languages.

At Hyatt, Interpreter Mode is being piloted at Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport's concierge desk to assist with fulfilling guest needs.

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