Google Assistant is about to get a whole lot more useful

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Perhaps the most interesting is Google Assistant Connect, an initiative similar to Amazon's Alexa Connect Kit that makes it easier for third-party manufacturers to create Assistant-powered gadgets without needing to be connected to Google's cloud.

US DTH broadcaster DISH has revealed that it's building the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers. It's part of a big promotional booth for the Google Assistant, which is the thing that talks back to you when you talk to your phone or Google home.

There was also the announcement that Sonos has Google Assistant working on the One and the Beam, and it is now in beta. So, slap on your VR headset and take a ride.

Google this week debuted a slew of new capabilities for its artificial intelligence software, Google Assistant, at CES in Las Vegas.

CES has become an important staging ground for Google as it pushes its hardware products to compete with gear from the likes of Amazon, Apple and Samsung.

The Lenovo Smart Clock has a four-inch touchscreen and users can see alarm suggestions based on your daily routines and control other smart home devices, Google said.

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A new feature for Google Assistant will allow travelers to use the voice agent to check in for flights, the company announced at CES. At CES 2019, Google is making every Home and Smart Display into a translation device with the introduction of Interpreter Mode. While Alexa support has already been added, fans of Google Assistant have been left waiting.

During its event, Google also announced youll be able to manage flights with Assistant, including checking in getting a digital boarding pass.

For those traveling outside of their language comfort zones, Google Assistant can help remove barriers to communication.

Google Assistant can now act as an interpreter.

A live demonstration showed just how the system works; simply say the command to initiate - for example, "Hey Google, be my French interpreter" - and Google Assistant will jump into Interpreter Mode. The main aim of the Interpreter mode is not just to translate but also to encourage people to converse with others who do not speak the same language without the awkwardness.


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