I already told you about that some time ago has finally moved from Google’s Assistant at Alice from Yandex. Domestic helper turned out to be really useful when used in conjunction with the services like Yandex.Music, Yandex.Taxi and other. However, Google – like learning that I refused her signature product – decided to empower his Assistant and to teach him useful new tricks. They are still testing, but at its end, all innovations will come in the release and, obviously, will attract the attention of millions of users.
Widgets for Google Assistant
The first function that will get Google Assistant will be to support the widgets. Google decided that to interact with the voice assistant does not necessarily have to refer to him in the voice, especially as part of the manipulation is really easy to do manually. Therefore, in the interface of Google Assistant built popular from the user data. This can be a summary of infection with coronavirus, weather, and information with the stock market.
To get access to all this information, it is enough to launch the Google Assistant on your smartphone and look at the screen. There will display relevant information summary that is interesting for you. To do this, Google had to extend the intellectual capabilities of the voice assistant and teach him to automatically generate widgets with the information the user is interested. However, if you are not satisfied with how the Assistant will form a selection, you will be able to configure it yourself.
New Google Assistant
Google started to test a compact design for Google’s Assistant at the beginning of last year. However, quite soon it became clear that he planned not for everyone, but only for smartphones line Google Pixel. What was due this limitation, the developers said. But after the release of the innovations it became clear that it is necessary for voice control regular functions of the smartphone and branded by Google. Unfortunately, to implement the same mechanism on other devices the search giant failed.
Recently, however, in the beta version of Google Assistant came the same compact mode, but for all. Unlike usual, it takes about three times less space on the screen and doesn’t display the whole dialogue and only duplicates the text of the last voice request or answer. However, while this is the only difference from the normal mode, as controlled it using Google Chrome and other Google apps, like “pixels”, as of yet. However, do not exclude that in the next test builds of the opportunity will appear.
What can Google Duplex
Oh, and finally, the most valuable innovation is the extension of functionality Google Duplex. This is a special add-on for Google Assistant, which allows him to literally call in and record a user session in a Barber shop, book your hotel and restaurant reservations and even contact absolutely without your participation. Google has done so well to train AI that distinguish it from a living person when communicating by phone is not possible at all. It is a pity that only in English. But today he had another function.
We are talking about the ability to check availability of certain goods in shops and restaurants, as well as to know the leadership of the new mode of operation, which is very important in the current situation, where many institutions have moved to a shorter schedule. That is automatically associated with the Duplex outlets in the area where you live, and finds out what products are available and what not. This information is automatically uploaded to Google Maps so the user could immediately know whether to go to a favorite store this evening or order the delivery, or it is closed and the campaign or order better to wait until tomorrow.