Google announces big plans for voice assistant at CES 2019

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The tool will also fetch digital boarding passes.

Google Assistant soon will offer more robust air travel support. There were at least three Google Home-like devices announced at the show (by JBL, Anker and Verizon), created to bring the Assistant to your auto, so you can use it for navigation, music, and much more.

Google is going all in on its AI assistant.

If you know which hotel you want to stay, you can book a room using the Google Assistant with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick - an Amadeus company.

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. The biggest, without a doubt, has to be the introduction of realtime translation for its Assistant via the "Interpreter Mode".

Assistant Connect is Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa Connect Kit, a hardware module that simplifies the process of building devices that feature the popular Alexa virtual assistant. Like, the Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers will be getting the Assistant.

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This means for the moment "Interpreter Mode" will only be available on smart speakers and smart displays.

One is making the service more handy for users on the go.

Samsung's 2019 range of Smart TVs to feature Google Assistant, allowing you to control your TV with voice commands from your Google Home. Google also announced support for McAfee's Secure Home Platform, Rheem's Econet Smart Thermostat, the Côr 7C thermostat by Carrier, eMotorWerk's JuiceBox Level 2 and SolarEdge's EV Charging Solar Inverter.

We suspect that no device on the market can provide accurate, real-time translations between languages beyond the slowest and most elementary types of exchanges. The feature has recently been integrated at hotel concierge desks across the US.

Functions include asking Google Assistant to locate the nearest fuel station, query weather conditions, plus much more.

The Silicon Valley giant took the wraps off the latest updates to Assistant on Tuesday as it officially opened its 18,000-square-foot booth at the Consumer Electronics Show - the highlight of which is an amusement park-style ride that takes after Disney's "A Small World".

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