Google I/O 2018 Complete Wrap Up: Everything You Need To Know

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With Multiple Actions, which is already starting to roll out, the Google Assistant will be able to understand more complex queries like "What's the weather like in NY and in Austin?"

"We understand and value the discussion around Google Duplex, as we have said from the beginning, transparency in the technology is important", a Google spokesperson was quoted as saying. That was followed by Google apps and Google Assistant, with 31 and 30 percent respectively.

Google showed how its email programme can suggest sentences and how Google Assistant can call a salon or restaurant to make an appointment or reservation. The new voices have also been synthesized from WaveNet.

Google introduced their newest jaw-dropping feat at the I/O conference this week: a hyper-realistic sounding chatbot that will be able to make phone calls for you. To this, Google promised that its AI Assistant would make sure that it lets the other person know that they're talking to a bot.

This year's Google I/O 2018 announcements include augmented reality for Google Maps and artificial intelligence for the new Gmail feature Smart Compose.

What about Security and Data Collection?

Google Duplex collects human voice signatures that continue to train the robot and even its own voice seems to be a synthesis of one or more human voices.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai this week touted several examples of how the company has successfully used artificial intelligence approaches and machine learning to improve its products and services in recent years.

Are you more interested in Google and Android after their Keynote?

Nowadays there are a lot of concerns about the privacy online. However, allowing native integration support for third-party developers with Google will make it easier for you to give voice commands. This software update is believed to take center stage at the Google I/O.

Google Assistant can also be a helpful tool for parents wanting to teach kids some manners. If those words aren't heard, Google Assistant won't respond.

Another Google staffer privately questioned if the response would have been as visceral if Google showed Duplex handling more-annoying consumer predicaments, like a billing issue with a cable TV provider. There are now a total of 8 voices to choose from, so each family member is able to select their preferred voice, even on shared devices. The company already have shown that it is getting in partnership with Fandango Action for tickets, and we can expect some more like that from Google.

Google says these features are expected to arrive on the Google Photos app soon.

"If you've grown up watching "Star Trek TNG" like me then you probably considered natural voice interactions with computers a thing of the future", read a post by Andreas Schafer in the blog chat forum.

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