Google Assistant is adding an auto-punctuation feature, so users don't have to worry about adding commas or periods in their replies.
Google pointed out that its Assistant works with over 1,600 home automation brands and over 10,000 devices.
The US firm also announced a new platform called Google Assistant Connect, which it says will allow different third-party device manufacturers to insert the Assistant into their devices. At CES it announced support for more smart home devices later this year, included appliances, security systems and other connected devices.
With the new features coming into play which helps you perform tasks like check-in for a flight, reaching a hotel, and many more, Google Assistant gets a lot more powerful.
The new feature is aimed at helping the consumers communicate in a dozen languages and will be available on the Google Home devices as well as Assistant-powered Smart Displays. The Assistant will provide real-time spoken translations, and written ones as well on smart displays.
Irrigation products and water leak sensors are also on the horizon for Google Assistant, including LeakSmart Leak and Flood Protection, Flo by Moen, Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller, Rain Bird Smart WiFi Controllers and Orbit's B-Hyve. The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. Google Assistant will soon let you do checks-in to your flight, save and retrieve your boarding pass.
Google is eager to compete with Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, and Microsoft's Cortana in selling artificially intelligent personal assistants, and the tech colossus is eyeing cooperation with the travel industry as one of the surest paths toward making its services popular. The main aim of the Interpreter mode is not just to translate but also to encourage people to converse with others who do not speak the same language without the awkwardness.