Google Assistant updated with better natural language tools, driving mode

Google Assistant, an AI-enabled personal assistant, has been updated with natural language tools. The new technology called Google Duplex enables Google Assistant to process complex sentences, fast speech, and long remarks, so it can respond naturally in a phone conversation. Driving Mode is a voice-forward dashboard putting navigation, messaging, calling and media at the forefront. Lastly, Continued Conversation enables several requests in a row without having to say “Hey Google” each time.

From the release: For a digital assistant to be helpful, it needs to understand the people, places and events that are important to you. In the coming months, the Assistant will be able to better understand references to all of these through Personal References. For example, after you’ve told the Assistant which contact is ‘mom,’ you’ll be able to ask for things more naturally like, ‘What’s the weather like at mom’s house this weekend?’ or, ‘Remind me to order flowers a week before my sister’s birthday.’ You always have control over your personal information, and can add, edit or remove details from the “You” tab in Assistant settings at any time,” wrote Manuel Bronstein, vice president of product, Google Assistant, wrote on the Google Blog.

Link: Google Blog

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