The Assistant is now available in many languages apart from English. But if you speak Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish or Thai, get excited, because your Google Assistant will be able to respond to you by text in the next few months.
Interestingly, Google has a similar program for carriers, so in the future you'll just ask the Assistant about your plan, add new services (like global data roaming) through its conversational interface, and even get support from your carrier in this manner. As Google suggests, this will enable users to speak English to Assistant at work, then switch to French or German while at home without changing any settings. For example, if you say "Hey Google, I'm home", you can set your Google Assistant to turn on the lights, repeat any reminders set for your return home from work, and play some relaxing music.
Police confirm abduction of 3 in Yobe Boko Haram attack
The attack recalls Boko Haram's audacious kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in April 2014. The attack comes as Nigeria's military continues its raid on what's left of the militants hideouts in the Northeast.
Google is also bringing two new features to Assistant, the looooong awaited Routines which was announced a year ago, and Location based reminders. And location-based reminders will ping your phone at the appropriate time when you tell your Google Home to do something like remind you to buy milk after work.
The other big Assistant news for MWC is Google working closely with device makers. Meanwhile, Google has worked closely with OEMs to improve the Assistant experience on third-party devices.
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, Google Inc. today unveiled a series of major enhancements for its virtual assistant aimed at enabling users to automate more parts of their digital lives.
First is the news that Google Assistant will be spreading to more languages and locales. Coming soon, we'll also have new integrations from LG, Sony Mobile and Xiaomi.
Of course, the Google Home smart speaker stays in one location itself - but it can be used to create the location-based reminders you want to be alerted about later on your phone. That should allow for Assistant-guided access to things like service plans, adding extras like global roaming to an account, and customer support.
The most notable addition is the introduction of what the company calls routines. On that same note, the Google Assistant is also becoming multilingual later in the year. Carriers Sprint, Koodo, Telus and Vodafone are already developing integrations with the Assistant, with more coming soon.
Alessandro Michele had his models carry dragons, snakes, and even a head down the surgical-operating-room-inspired runway. A short list of things typically seen at Milan Fashion Week: celebrities, glamorous outfits and impeccably coifed models.
Driving dynamics of the vehicle have been improved due to the introduction of version 6 of the Side-Slip Angle Control system. Up front, the hood gets an F1-inspired S-Duct and a white and blue stripe that starts down low between the front diffusers.
The mystique that is LeBron James' magic touch has already taken a hit as four members of his team have gone down with injuries. Guard Lou Williams will compete in the three-point contest and recently acquired forward Tobias Harris in the skills challenge.
Police identified the sixth suspected victim as Skandaraj Navaratnam, who disappeared in Toronto on Labour Day weekend in 2010. Court documents also indicate McArthur was convicted of assault with a weapon for attacking a man with a metal pipe in 2001.
With the win Watson has moved to 41st on the Official World Golf Ranking and has earned a place in the WGC-Mexico Championship. Golf stars Bubba Watson and Jerry Pate teamed up to play area residents in a Goofy Golf Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.
At least seven people were killed on Zarghoon Road last month when a suicide bomber rammed into a parked police truck. As a result, one of the vehicles in the convoy turned turtle after the attack , killing five personnel.
So, it's not surprising that when it appeared to begin backtracking on its latest update to individual users, folks got excited. No timeframe for that fix has been provided at this time, so it's hard to say how long some users will be locked out.
Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson combined for just 17 points off the bench, while the team shot a mere 8-of-35 from beyond the arc. Heading into the All-Star Break, Memphis dropped a shootout to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-114, at the FedExForum.
The Buffalo Bills are calling around trying to trade into the top 10 of the NFL Draft order to select a franchise quarterback. The Jets will stay put at No. 6 and once again, get lucky as to who is still on their draft board when they're on the clock.
An Aseman Airlines chartered flight in August 2008, flown by an Itek Air Boeing 737, crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing 74 people. Franco-Italian planemaker ATR has a deal with flag carrier Iran Air for the delivery of 20 ATR 72-600 passenger planes.
Whether low-carb or low-fat diet is better for weight loss
Researchers also examined whether and genotype pattern or insulin secretion are related to the dietary effects on weight loss. The individuals began by limiting their daily carbohydrate or fat intake to 20 grams for the first eight weeks.
Google Pay begins replacing Android Pay and Google Wallet
Also, the apps that use a microphone to keep track of the television shows that the user is watching would now face challenges. You'll want to download that file onto your Android device, but before you can install it, you need to enable side-loading.
Employees association demands action against AAP MLAs
Ties between AAP and Delhi bureaucrats have been strained in the backdrop of an incessant tussle over who controls the capital. I explained to them that officers were bound by guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court", he said in the complaint.
Uber CEO sees commercialisation of flying taxis in 5-10 years
Sony's ride-hailing service will be based on its artificial intelligence (AI) technology, the company said in a press release . While Khosrowshahi didn't announce any specific deals, he made clear that Uber would make a renewed push to expand in Japan.
Peyton Manning is top choice for ESPN, Fox prime-time analyst
Unfortunately for ESPN and FOX, Manning has made no indication that he's in a hurry to start a broadcasting career anytime soon. ESPN may " back up the truck " for Manning and make him an enticing offer, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post .
Mueller Charges 13 Russians With US Election Tampering
In the more than 10 years since establishing a relationship with Putin, his business has expanded to services for the military. Russian agents also allegedly paid for rally organizers to hire an actress to play Hillary Clinton wearing a prison uniform.