CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who
thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving
ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global
stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
Owned and produced by the
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, it attracts the
world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers.
During CES 2020, Google made some major announcements and they include;
Introducing Google Assistant Webpage Reading
Google is making its
assistant smarter by soon allowing Android gadget owners to be able to say “Hey
Google, read this page” and Assistant will fire up its neural networks to
generate a pretty lifelike reading, with the system only reading the relevant
texts while avoiding mentioning things like social sharing buttons or the
page’s myriad navigation options.
Google says it also
wants to make the page auto scroll/highlight text as it reads, though it sounds
like that may come a bit later down the road, According to google, the
technology is different from other screen readers because its speech software
allows the audio to sound more natural and human, making it easier to
understand over a long period of time.
2. Google Home
Google home will now
let users schedule certain tasks. For example, if you have an
internet-connected smart coffee maker, you can time it to brew a pot at 6 a.m.
Another feature lets you upload contacts from your phone. Google only lets
people call their contacts from a smart display if the Assistant
recognizes the caller’s voice. That changes with the shared contacts
Google is adding the
ability to control more than 20 different types of devices through the
Assistant. That includes things like an August Smart Lock, Telus Wi-Fi router
or Meross smart garage door opener. The company is also expanding its
partnerships with TV makers. It’s bringing the Assistant to Samsung’s new
voice-enabled smart TVs later this year.
Beyond that, Google is
working with the Chinese companies, Hisense and TCL, to build more far-field
microphones into their TVs, so they can work like other Google Assistant smart