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Google Assistant Will Soon Make Calls on Your Behalf (Really)

10 May 2018, 06:46 | Gerardo Harmon

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Google has announced its latest Assistant update at their annual I/O conference in California. Google CEO Sundar Pichar played back recordings of Google Assistant talking to humans, in a way that sounded incredibly natural.

That's the thing, the 2 examples were just that, they weren't live demos and the reason for that is that these were cleary two of the best phone calls (from both computer and human sides) out of hundreds or even thousands of calls, many of which undoubtedly went badly. Google claimed that this should contribute to a more productive discussion about a certain topic.

Google is also experimenting with a new visual format called Newscasts.

The real solution to battling smartphone addiction is one companies like Google don't want you to do: learning to put your phone down for extended periods of time.

Mr Pichai said Google hoped that rather than the "fear of missing out" (FOMO), the company wanted to help people discover the "joy of missing out" (JOMO). Google states that this has been made possible due to several of its partners adopting Project Treble - a program introduced by Google past year that allowed manufacturers using a customised version of Android to separate their modifications from the core Android system, resulting in faster Android update roll out across devices.

Soon our phones will be able to politely remind us when we've spent too much time binge watching, automatically switch on "Do Not Disturb" is some situations, and help us focus on "meaningful engagement" (whatever that means). The update allows you to park your vehicle, open Google Maps, and tap on the blue location dot.

Besides, users won't have to say "Hey Google" or "OK Google" every time to give a command.

Google announced a slew of changes to Android Auto ahead of I/O this year, but it is also showing off a new "Google In-Car Concept" at the developer conference. Now you can explore the wide variety of new features that Android P has to offer.

Google News will switch to the new "Google Material Theme" and has been made easier and faster to use. When in app switcher, you will also be able to copy and paste from one app to the other.

Perhaps the most interesting new feature to be added was "Full Coverage". Google's digital assistant will call actual people at businesses to make restaurant reservations and hair appointments and check holiday hours. This means outside developers can embed Google Assistant controls directly into their products. As mentioned above, the update will be available for the limited number of devices and it is not an open for all the Android device due to hardware limitations.

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