Google Assistant, a snapshot of the future?


Ok, Google!!!!!
This phrase has actually changed the working of an assistant. In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been considered as the corridors of power which in the order made the world witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks (e.g., Google voice search, WaveNet).
Google Assistant was introduced during Google’s developer conference on May 18, 2016, as part of the launch of the Google Home smart speaker and new messaging app Allo. Google Assistant was integrated along with Allo app but now it is available as a solo service.

The most important part of Assistant is it is completely AI-powered. So it is capable to enhance the lives of humans by learning their routine tasks. Google has also published a tutorial on code labs and made sample source code available on GitHub so that it could extend the functionality of Assistant by customizing it.

The company has dedicated years in investing things like natural language processing(NLP), analyzing and understand normal human speech, and speech-to-text technology so when a computer identifies words and phrases it is able to convert them into a machine-readable format. One of the biggest challenges is making a voice that people will like to interact with. Google uses a technology called WaveNet, which is the ability to create and simulate voices. The company introduced the voice icon and the ability to talk to Google by voice years ago, the big change was when they separated it from Search and called it the Assistant which dramatically changed the things around the world.

“There’s an enormous amount of work in that that comes together to make a voice that sounds comfortable and natural to use.” The Google Assistant you speak to in the UK is different to the US Assistant, or the French one because the UK Assistant speaks like a Brit. “

Well, Google just astonished the world by showing how real-world tasks can happen over the Phone. The technology behind is Google Duplex available via Google Assistant. The demo – which the company showed was, a voice assistant calling a hair salon and booking an appointment on behalf of a customer – which was nothing short of amazing, and it just goes to show how far ahead of Google is in terms of voice-based AI assistants and conversational, natural language processing. The Google Duplex technology is built to sound natural it is still very much an early experiment so its deployment depends entirely on how successful its trial runs are and how people respond to it. But that’s how the development of the technologies work.


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