Big moves are being made in the world of science and technology, one in particular that can be sitting in your very home.
Google has revolutionized tech gear with its introduction of Google Home and Google Assistant, and they are upgrading their system. According to CNN, Google Assistant can now understand two languages at once. As of today, the voice assistant can officially speak two languages at the same time, all while being able to understand two languages as well. The fully bilingual piece of technology is the first of its kind to be able to detect and speak fluently in two languages.
Many family households who speak more than one language, who own this genius piece of Google tech, will be able to operate it without having to change the settings. A household that speaks two languages whether it be English and French, Spanish or Japanese, can now ask about the weather, request music and control their homes smart lightbulbs at their convenience.
This very feature can steer consumers away from similar products such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, to the bilingual Google Assistant. Although many might not see the impact a bilingual digital assistant may have, it can surely come in handy considering more than half of the world speaks two languages, according to CNN.
Google Home sits comfortably in second place when it comes to smart speakers, where Amazon and the Echo, remain as the most popular smart speaker in the United States. However, there may be a slight shift in numbers with Google’s newest feature as it provides bilingual consumers with the option to now speak to the assistant in a multitude of languages.
If you’re wondering how Google Assistant will work, then let’s clear that up real quick. Google Assistant will “run two speech recognition systems at once.” Essentially, it will be able to determine which language you are speaking and reply in that same language as a user’s query. As soon as the Assistant determines which language it is being spoken to in, it automatically switched to the regular “monolingual process”. Talk about next-level!
Google has announced that the Assistant will be able to support English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese to start, and have made it clear that they will be adding in more languages later this year.
Let us know if you’d buy the new and improved Google Assistant!