Google contractors listening to your bedroom talks via Assistant

San Francisco/New Delhi:  Third-party contractors working for Google are recording and secretly listening to your bedroom conversations via Google Assistant on smartphones, home speakers and security cameras, a new report has claimed, stressing that such recordings raise serious questions about privacy of users. According to Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS, users’ conversations with Google Home speakers […]

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Google Assistant gets voice-enabled driving mode

San Francisco: Google has rolled out a voice-enabled driving mode on Assistant that would not only personalise suggestions for navigation, messages, calling and media, but also bring all relevant activities front and centre. “Coming this summer on android phones, the Google Assistant’s new driving mode features a thoughtfully designed dashboard with personaliSed suggestions for navigation, messaging, […]

Google Assistant to now read stories on phones

San Francisco:  Google is now allowing Assistant on Android and iOS devices to read out stories in English to people in India, US, UK, Canada and Australia. The available stories range from tales about Blaze and the Monster Machines to more classic bedtime stories like Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. This is in […]

Google Assistant now gives snapshot of your day

San Francisco :  Google is adding a feature called “snapshot” to Assistant that would maintain a visual overview of your daily schedule and provide suggestions and personalised information to ensure you do not get late for your flight or miss the last date for payment of a bill. “The new visual snapshot provides curated, helpful […]

Google Assistant becomes smarter, to get six new voices

San Francisco : Making the competition in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants space tougher, Google on Tuesday announced that people will soon have a choice of choosing from six voices, including one of musician John Legend, to talk to “Google Assistant”. At its annual developer conference Google I/O, the company said these six options, which feature […]