For Google News app users, there is a new “For You” section that will be available with a briefing of five stories that Google News organises for you. “And ultimately what Google wants is your loyalty and trust”, Gartner analyst Brian Blau said. Long press on it will launch Google Assistant, and a swipe up will bring the overview screen along with a search bar.
Google today announced a bunch of new features for the Google Assistant at its I/O 2018 developers conference.
Other slick new functionality for Google’s AI includes the ability to ask multiple questions in a single phrase, the ability to differentiate conversation directed at Assistant or to others in a room, and even a feature to encourage kindness from young users called “Pretty Please”.
Cameras on smartphones are a much bigger deal than they used to be.
Likewise, Samsung’s camera app won’t get a built-in Lens feature that lets Google offer information after taking a photo of a building or sign.
Using a Google Photos API, developers can make better programs faster, without needing to develop their own photo programs. Google is trying to help people take control of their “digital wellbeing” with a number of tools in Android P. Android Dashboard shows how much time you’re spending on your device and which apps are eating up the most of it. You can also automatically turn Do Not Disturb mode on when you put your phone face down on the table. “Wind Down” will turn on DND on your phone and turn the screen to greyscale according to your set bedtime.
Google aims to make navigation and multitasking on the phone more approachable by making the tech fade into the background.
The success of the algorithm is dependent on whether it can replicate why people do or don’t want particular material to be given to them. Besides giving a peek into the new technologies Google is working on, the event also offers announcements that impact the lives of end users.
“This is going to be a deep, ongoing effort across all our platforms”, Pichai said.
The swiping up gesture works from wherever and whatever you are doing on your phone. The company is likely to talk about the new OS version, its features along with some other enhancements it has made in other apps.
Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, revealed that the original voice of the Google Assistant carried a codename of “Holly”, and she was a real person contributing voice recordings in a Google studio over months to become the voice we’re all familiar with. A new tab called “For You” is being added to Maps.
It is becoming increasingly common for Silicon Valley companies to stress the relevance of artificial intelligence (AI) to products as the term continues to attract investors and customers.