Google has recently introduced an improvement to its AI-powered voice assistant, Google Assistant. This new update will allow Google assistant to pronounce difficult names, all the while, not hindering the context of the conversation.
Google also announced that the feature will first be introduced for English speakers. Company said that if the feature performs as they expect it to, they are likely to add other languages as well.
Marking it as the biggest improvement to the assistant in recent time, the company claims that the assistant will “listen to your pronunciation and remember it”. It will then use this pronunciation of that in its future interactions. They also claimed that assistant won’t even have to save your recording of the word.
This new feature is similar to the feature which allowed users to teach Google assistant to pronounce their names. Although the users have to spell their names for an assistant to understand. For example “Fauci” will be spelled “Fauchee”
This new update will also bring a custom pronunciation feature which can be found in the assistant’s settings menu and the user can record his/her pronunciation for the assistant to use.
Furthermore, Google is upgrading the relevant mindfulness for alerts and clocks utilizing Assistant’s hidden regular language preparing procedure called BERT.
This implies you will not need to utilize the alert’s or clock’s precise name to invoke it.
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BERT enables Assistant with processing sentences rather than singular words
BERT stands for Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers. Basically, it is Google’s innovation that helps process words based on different words in a sentence rather than processing them individually without any context. BERT was first revealed in 2018 for Google Search.
The contextual awareness upgrades likewise assist Google Assistant with following when you change your perspective in between a sentence. Thus, you could have a more common “discussion” with the Assistant.
Incorporating BERT into Assistant likewise assists it with corresponding past associations. For eg, you get some information about Goa and circle back to an inquiry concerning suggestions for great hotels, it’ll recommend you best “hotels in Goa”.
Albeit the upgrades mean you can connect all the more normally with Google Assistant as opposed to giving automated and direct orders, Assistant’s understanding precision will just improve with time, very much like any remaining executions of AI.