No doubt new ways of monetising voice search are also being developed right now.
These new voices were all synthesized from WaveNet, which makes Holly's voice possible. That brings the total to eight different voices you can talk to, with, and communicate daily.
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. Further, the Assistant would soon be able make calls for you to make reservations at restaurants or salons.
With the launch of Custom Routines, Google is replacing the Shortcut feature.
These phones calls happen for you, behind the scenes, thanks to the power of Google Duplex, and the Google Assistant. This week at Google I/O conference, Google detailed some of the new abilities coming to its digital assistant platform. The new powerful Assistant can now distinguish between two sentences that are joined by "and" and can reply with two different query-specific answers in one go. For parents concerned about their kids rudely bossing the Assistant around, the "Pretty Please" feature powered by Family Link being introduced later this year will offer positive reinforcement to children who ask for things nicely, and say "please" and "thank you", to encourage polite conversation.
This summer you'll be able to enable "pretty please" on any Google Home or third-party smart speaker. All you have to do is hit tab to keep auto-completing. Described as a "visual-first" version of its Assistant, it's clear they want us to opt for this over the standard smart speaker.
Google showcased the new technology on Tuesday.
"Hey Google, order my usual from Starbucks." and the Assistant will fire up the Starbucks app, order your usual, then give you a confirmation and pickup time. "Game researchers have noted that a lot of customization is available in video game characters, but it doesn't stop players from choosing super sexy female characters that don't wear a lot of clothes", said Dr. Sweeney. This includes things like connected blinds, kettles, ovens, refrigerators, fans, air purifiers, coffee makers, and sprinklers. The feature would be rolled it out to all users this month.