Google has announced the launch of various new features to its voice-based assistant which will be rolling out in the approaching days. One among the features coming to Google Assistant will allow you to show the Assistant to mention your name correctly.
You will be able to tell Google Assistant exactly the way to pronounce your name. The Assistant also will understand the person you’re referring to after you say their name aloud. The feature is ready to start out rolling out soon. Google has reassured that it’ll not keep any recording of your voice, so there’s nothing to worry about in that regard. The feature will first be available in English and could support other languages within the near future.
“Names matter, and it’s frustrating when you’re trying to send a text or make a call and Google Assistant mispronounces or just doesn’t recognize a contact. We would like Assistant to accurately recognize and pronounce people’s names as often as possible, especially those who are less common.” Google said in its latest blog post explaining why names are important.
Google Assistant also will get a new feature which will allow the platform to understand the context of a conversation better. The company explained the importance of context when a user is conversing with Google Assistant. Google stated that it has rebuilt Google Assistant’s language Understanding (NLU) therefore the platform can easily understand what you’re trying to accomplish with a command.
The Assistant supports Google’s home-grown technology known as BERT. This permits Google to process words in relation to another words during a sentence instead of browsing these words one by one. The improvements are said to permit Google Assistant to reply to your requests to set alarms and timers with almost a 100% accuracy rate. the company also plans on offering near-perfect accuracy with other Assistant-related tasks.
BERT also will allow the Assistant to interact in natural back-and-forth conversations with the user. this is because Google Assistant will remember your previous interactions and will be ready to understand what’s typed on your smartphone or Smart screen.