Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is in full swing, with Samsung and IBM stealing the thunder with a connected city and quantum computer respectively. However, Google is not behind, as it launches several new features in Google Assistant.
Roam around with an interpreter in Google Assistant
Travelling is going to become easier, and maybe a bit embarrassing, as Google Assistant gears up to act as an interpreter.
With Interpeter Mode, Google Assistant can help to translate to and fro from dozens of languages. All you have to do is say “Hey Google, be my French Interpreter”, and it will start the interpreter mode.
Google Assistant can provide translations in real-time voice or display it on compatible devices as text.
Google Assistant can check in to your flight on your behalf (and book a room)
Now wouldn’t that save some trouble? You no longer have to wade through tons of emails to find the booking numbers and link to go and check in. Just ask Google Assistant and it will do it on your behalf.
All you have to do is say “Hey Google, check in to my flight”, you don’t even need to tell the confirmation number or any details, Google Assistant already know it from your emails.
Google Assistant will also remind you when your flight is ready for check-in.
You can also book a room with select Google partners that are supported using Google Assistant, like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick.
Currently, this feature is launching only in the USA for Pixel users, but other models locations will soon follow.
Connected home is even more connected with Google Assistant
The new Google Assistant Connect now allows device manufacturers to bring Google Assistant to their products.
Google Assistant Connect allows a partner to create a apps and devices that can utilise the intelligence of Google Assistant to provide you updates and information.
E.g. the Whirlpool KitchenAid Smart Display, that uses Google Assistant to guide through recipes.
Google Assistant can also 10,000 different devices and work 1,600 home automations giving you even more control over your smart home.
Google Assistant can make your car safer
Google Assistant is now on Google Maps (for both Android and iOS), you can share your ETA with your contacts, reply to text messages, play music and search for locations on your route.
Google Assistant works with SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and many more, and can help you send, or reply to messages without the need to take your eyes off the road.