Setting up a voice assistant is a huge task. Different languages, dialects, expressions, pronunciation and many other things present challenges on a long list. Google is now introducing new tools and improving the existing functionality to take Google Assistant to a new level. One of the innovations announced is that we can teach the Google Assistant how to pronounce the names ourselves.
Google is rolling out this innovation first in English and later in other languages. In the smartphone program, the assistant can be taught how to pronounce the names of our contacts. Google Assistant remembers this without actually recording us and uploading these recordings to the cloud.
It’s all about the context
In order for Google Assistant and its partners to view specific intelligence information, they must understand the context in question. Ultimately, this is important for every casual conversation, and thus also for language assistants. So Google changes its templates in the background so that the program can better understand the context. With these improvements, Google says, “the assistant can now respond to alarms and timer tasks with close to 100 percent accuracy.” Also first for English speaking users.
Google wants to enable more natural conversations
Current technology has also been used to make improvements so that a “conversation” with the assistant occurs naturally. “Google Assistant uses your past interactions and understands what is currently on your smartphone or smart screen to answer additional questions so you can have a more natural conversation.”
This basically has to do with the current context as well. Like what I had asked before. If you are concerned about the weather in a particular city, it is no longer necessary to provide the name of the city on the next application in order to get the correct results for the correct city.
“If you’ve had a conversation with your assistant about Miami and want more information, we know that by” showcasing the best beaches, “you mean beaches in Miami.
Google is initially implementing all these improvements and innovations for the English language. So we have to be patient until the corresponding progress is also noticeable in German voice commands.