People have been wanting Google Assistant to be able to do flight check-ins for a long time and it's finally coming. The newest announcement that focuses on one of the most complex virtual assistants is aimed at Sonos users. A concierge called up the Google Assistant with the phrase, "OK, Google, German interpreter". Today's update includes new features such as flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode, and the extension of Assistant on the lock screen to all Android phones. Google notes that the Connect platform expands on the existing smart home platform to add more device types.
Real-time machine-assisted translated conversations are becoming increasingly popular, though options are still limited. Additionally, the Mountain View-based company showed off a cute little Smart Clock from Lenovo as well as a bunch of upcoming vehicle accessories from Anker and JBL that will include Google Assistant.
The feature would be introduced to more devices and even smartphones in the future.More news: Pence says Trump’s wall claim was just his ‘impression’
Google's Assistant Connect platform has a ton of potential.
Interpreter Mode should be rolling out sometime in the next few weeks.
Google built a sprawling amusement park-style ride to demonstrate how its AI Assistant can be used in the home and on the go to make daily tasks easier.More news: Here's what you need to know about flu season
Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Google Assistant that will be crossing over the 1 billion device mark by the end of this month. The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. The JBL Link Drive is similar to Anker Roav Bolt and packs dual-noise cancelling microphones and connect to your vehicle via Bluetooth or an aux cable.
Along with these updates, Anker and JBL are launching smart accessories that help drivers better utilize the Assistant while driving. You can also view your boarding pass in Google Pay by saying "Hey Google, show me my boarding pass". The command will be "Hey Google, check in to my flight".
In a related move, Google Assistant will also be able to book hotel rooms for you. You can say, "Hey Google, I'd like to book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th", to see pricing and availability, and pay through Google Pay.More news: Alvaro Morata Edging Closer To LaLiga Return
It rolled out new integrations with Google Maps, where users can operate the app hands-free with just their voice.