Google Assistant Interpreter Mode - Hands On at CES 2019

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Google Assistant Interpreter Mode - Hands On at CES 2019

The integration is a massive step forward for Google Assistant, especially on the iPhone.

Within a few weeks, Google will roll out Interpreter Mode for Google Assistant on Google Home devices and smart displays.

Google kicked off the official opening day of CES 2019 Tuesday by revealing all the new ways that its voice assistant could make your entire life more connected in 2019.

The most notable change discussed was a new "Interpreter Mode" that promises to translate speech from foreign languages in real-time.

What stood out most to me during my brief demo was just how much Google has been able to simplify the complex task of interpretation.

During its event, Google also announced youll be able to manage flights with Assistant, including checking in getting a digital boarding pass.

Finally, Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps.

Additionally, Whirlpool previewed its KitchenAid Smart Display which is essentially a water-resistant tablet that guides you through recipes using the Google Assistant.

Although Android users will get the most out of Google Assistant's integration into Maps, it looks like Google is squarely targeting iOS users, in a bid to lure them away from Apple's own voice assistant Siri.

Unfortunately, the American tech giant has not yet discussed plans to add the feature to the Google Assistant on smartphones. Amazon's Alexa booth, for instance, showed off a wide array of products spanning work and home, from appliances and smart home devices to PCs, printers and conferencing gear.

Additionally, the Google Assistant is getting a new feature for the Philips Hue bulb that is aimed at helping you wake up. The ability to check into flights is rolling out for domestic United Airlines flights first, just like the hotel booking tool.

As well, Google is piloting the new feature at Dream Downtown in New York City and Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. Additionally, Google Assistant will also alert if your flight is ready for Web check-in. You will also have access to the usual set of Google Assistant features.

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