Google Assistant comes to Maps for Android, iOS

Language problems goodbye: Google makes its voice assistant to the Live Translator

Meanwhile, applications such as Google Maps would also include Assistant functionality, which will make driving safer.

The US firm also announced a new platform called Google Assistant Connect, which it says will enable different third-party device manufacturers to insert the Assistant into their devices. It can also answer personal queries like traffic updates to work or calendar updates.

Interpreter Mode could potentially drive demand for Google Assistant devices among certain types of companies, notably hotels and retailers, that have worldwide customers to support.

All of us know about the annoying flight check-in process.

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With rivals also aiming for the voice-powered AI to play a big role, Google expects that the Assistant will be the victor in this AI race as the company has made a big bet on it. By just asking Google to be your interpreter, the device will translate foreign spoken language in real-time into your native language either vocally or in written language. The new feature will send an Assistant-branded reminder to check-in when time to the users. At CES it announced support for more smart home devices later this year, included appliances, security systems and other connected devices.

The update, which will be available to iOS and Android users, means that you will be able to control navigation with your voice, making it easier than ever to navigate hands-free. This should be something to watch out for since the Google Assistant made its debut back in May 2016. What's more, the Assistant will even auto-punctuate your messages now, so you don't have to dictate punctuation marks as well.

With this feature, which will be rolled out over the next few weeks on Google Home devices and Smart Displays, one can just tell the Google Assistant "Hey Google, be my Japanese interpreter", and it would function as one. And Todoist, for help keeping track of itineraries with notes and lists in the Google Assistant.

When booking a room, Google Assistant can also take care of that task thanks to its integration with Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick.

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