Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Google Assistant’s new features make it more useful for travelers

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Sherri Watson | 11 January, 2019, 16:33

Google has added support for 22 new languages and 66 countries, which makes the Assistant available in total of 30 languages and 80 countries.

Once enabled, you can get restaurant recommendations, turn off alarms and schedule reminders, among other features, all without having to unlock the handset. He also said the next billion devices will come in emerging markets, particularly on feature phones.

And now, with smart devices in the bag, and its active daily and monthly user base having grown four times since this point, last year, Google is diversifying the amount of gadgets its Assistant will be compatible with - including feature phones.

Google has some bright new ideas for the Google Assistant over 2019.

Have full control over their smart kitchen appliances and entire smart home ecosystem.

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

There was a lot announced over the past week at CES 2019, and we've rounded up all of the best news from CES down below. These include select Whirlpool connected appliances, GE's smart microwave, and security products from August.

US DTH broadcaster DISH has revealed that it's building the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers.

The company is embarking on a bold plan to bring Google Assistant to millions of iPhones. Active users have quadrupled in size during the a year ago, according to the company. You just need to say, "Hey Google, check in to my flight"- all will be taken care of.

The Assistant will notify users proactively when it's time to check in.

Users can also book rooms with partners like Expedia and Travelclick. And Todoist, for help keeping track of itineraries with notes and lists in the Google Assistant. Additionally, Google Assistant will also alert if your flight is ready for Web check-in.

The Interpreter mode, which will first be rolled out to Google Home speakers and smart displays like the Google Home Hub, will play the role of an interpreter for two and will be able to translate as many as 27 languages. Google announced a new built-in feature called the interpreter mode.

A live demonstration showed just how the system works; simply say the command to initiate - for example, "Hey Google, be my French interpreter" - and Google Assistant will jump into Interpreter Mode.

Google is eager to compete with Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Microsoft's Cortana in selling artificially intelligent personal assistants, and the tech colossus is eyeing cooperation with the travel industry as one of the surest paths toward making its services popular. The company announced its Lenovo Smart Clock Tuesday, a small device created to replace your digital alarm clock with a tiny four-inch touchscreen that gets to know you and your daily routines.