Google Assistant Gets Contextual Understanding for Alarms, Timers [VIDEO]

Google has today rolled out a bunch of upgrades to Google Assistant to make conversations feel more natural. In a new video published on YouTube, the company has shared how its Assistant can now respond nearly 100% accurately to alarms and timer tasks. 


“Now your Google Assistant understands you better, making things like changing timers and alarms seamless,” notes Google. 

Google says it has applied Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers ( BERT) to improve the quality of your conversations using your previous interactions and understands what’s currently being displayed on your device’s display to respond to any follow-up questions to allow a more natural, back-and-forth conversation.

The new updates will begin rolling out in the coming days on Google smart speakers set to US English.

YouTube video

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