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During CES 2020, Google made some major announcements and they include;
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 feature.
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 speakers.