Voice assistants have always committed more than they can offer, but at Google’s I/O developer event the tech behemoth revealed a forthcoming edition of its Google Assistant that might make employing your handsets using your voice radically more helpful.
In a demo, Google displayed how the next-generation edition of Assistant can be employed not only for setting alarms and basic searches, but also to run your handset—searching for an image to attach, composing a text to a friend, and sending it off, for instance.
The firm states that this new edition of Assistant will process queries almost 10 times quicker as compared to the present model. That is because Google has trimmed down the AI models employed to interpret and listen to speech, making them sufficiently tiny to operate squarely on-device, instead of having to convey info to distant servers for processing.
“By placing these AI models directly onto your handset, we are making a paradigm move,” claimed Scott Huffman. “This next-gen helper will allow you instantly run your handset using your voice, will even work offline, and multitask across apps.”
On a related note, beginning this week, developers will be capable of creating games for smart displays by Google. The firm is unlocking access to a Google Assistant-supported framework dubbed as Interactive Canvas, which will let them to develop complete-screen Actions or apps on smart displays that bring together voice, touchscreen inputs, and visuals. Provisionally, games are the only kind of Actions they can make using Canvas for smart displays, with more sections in the list.