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Google to let retailers sell products through search

Google has announced a new push into online commerce with an initiative that will allow retailers to directly list products inside search. The company is teaming up with major brands to launch "Shopping Actions," available across search and Assistant.

Google Assistant will soon speak 30 languages

The availability of Google Assistant will be expanded this year with support for 30 languages and multi-lingual input. Google announced the AI changes ahead of Mobile World Congress next week, claiming it wants Assistant to work "better for you."

Android P to have 'notch' design to rival Apple's iPhone X

Google is reportedly working on an Android overhaul that will include compatibility with phones with a "notch." Apple's controversial iPhone X bezel layout is expected to be mimicked by Android phone makers this year, so Google's revamping the platform.

Google Assistant is coming to ChromeOS

Google is preparing to bring Google Assistant to ChromeOS, according to new code found in the platform's source. The company is beginning to significantly expand its aims for ChromeOS, which could present new opportunities for its AI to assist.

Google Assistant can now read your audiobooks aloud

Google's announced it has started selling audiobooks through the Play Store, adding to its existing catalogue of apps, ebooks, and media. Audiobooks include direct integration with Assistant, letting you listen to books read aloud by smart home hardware.

Google Assistant shouts down Alexa at CES

Google's attended CES with its biggest showing in years, arriving with an aggressive round of promotional material for Google Assistant. It comes after Amazon's Alexa was widely seen to have "won" last year's CES with more integrations than Google.

Google to expand Assistant to more Android devices

Google's announced a significant availability expansion for Assistant. The company's launching the voice-activated AI on a wider selection of Android devices, including tablets and older phones. It comes as the company faces increased competition.

GE's smart lights can now integrate with Alexa, Google Assistant

GE has announced an update to its smart lights range, C by GE. The company's expanding the system with a network-connected hub that adds Wi-Fi connectivity. The lights can be controlled by digital assistants including Alexa and Google Assistant.

Google says it's now 'committed' to building AI-centric hardware

Google has expanded its range of hardware products with several new devices, including the Pixel 2 smartphone and additional Google Home variants. The common theme in the line-up is AI, a technology Google said should be "at the core" of modern hardware.

Google Assistant update signals company's aims for consumer AI

Google's announced a number of new features coming to Google Assistant on the company's range of hardware products. Google intends Assistant to eventually replace keyboard and touch input, offering a personalised voice-driven experience instead.

Google brings digital assistance to watching TV

Google has announced that Google Assistant is now available on Android TV. The launch comes with several TV-focused voice commands that help you start watching a show, find out what it's about and interact with apps. It's also a new stage for Assistant.

Walmart buys into voice shopping with new Google partnership

Google has announced a partnership with Walmart that will let you order household items using Google Assistant and your voice. It comes amid a surge in interest in voice shopping and transformative retail experiences. Google also offers free delivery.

Google unveils new Assistant features, launches AI on the iPhone

Google has announced a bevy of new features coming to its Google Assistant AI. Besides new voice commands and more third-party integrations, the company is launching Assistant on Apple's iOS, stepping up the fight against Siri.

Google Allo caught leaking search data to other users

Google's new Allo messaging app could be a security risk owing to a design flaw which allows the app to share your Google search history with your friends. The problem is believed to be an unintentional bug. Allo's security has previously been criticised.

Google to bring its AI Assistant to every new Android phone

Google has announced it is to launch Google Assistant on every modern Android smartphone running new versions of the operating system. Assistant lets you talk to Google using natural language, turning the search engine into your go-to personal aid.

Huawei to take on Siri with its own digital voice assistant

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is planning to release a rival to Apple's Siri by launching its own voice assistant. The company has assigned over one hundred engineers to the major development effort, described as "extensive" by insider sources.

Google Allo reaches 10 million downloads after three months

Google's new Allo messaging app has passed the 10 million downloads mark three months after its launch. The chat client has been met with a frosty reception and has suffered from a slow consumer update. It now trails its established rivals.

Google unveils its take on Amazon's Alexa skills

Google has expanded its Google Assistant developer program to include every app creator as opposed to just private beta testers. It will expand the number of services compatible with Assistant as the company prepares to take on market leader Amazon.

Google Home smart speaker wants to help you in the house

Google announced its own voice-controlled smart speaker, Google Home, at its Made by Google event yesterday. The speaker has Google Assistant built right in and is designed to rival the popular Amazon Echo, letting you say voice commands in your home.

Google wants you to forget about typing and talk directly to it

Google has formally announced Assistant, an interactive natural language processor that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to create a unique, specially tailored version of Google for each user. It will be available on new Android phones.
 

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