Google Assistant is Getting Better at Tellling You the News

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Google is all-in on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with attempts being made to offer better information to you across all their platforms. However, it is expected that it will be available in other languages as well in the near future.

Audio news will roll out on Google Assistant in the United States and in English first, and on a limited basis at first.

Going beyond a simple flash briefing of the day's headlines catered to some general categories of interest, a full AI algorithm borrowed from Google News will deliver audio content that it thinks you will want to hear. Itstarts with a briefing of top stories and updates on topics you care about, andextends into longer-form content that dives deeper into more stories,"Google said in a statement late Thursday".

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"Audio journalism requires new capabilities and workflows for both print publishers and broadcasters, whether it's adding a sound booth or segmenting larger broadcasts into shorter stories", Gannes adds. But obviously news sources matter, and Google has teamed up with several global publications including The Hollywood Reporter, South China Morning Post, The Associated Press, and many others.

Credit: Tom's GuideCurrently, you can get news through a number of Google Assistant skills from media outlets, and if you wanted to hear them all in a row, you could create a Routine. Other audio news sources interested in participating can refer to the public specification published on the Google developer site. The effort is part of the GoogleNews Initiative.

Google has just announced some exciting new features are coming to Assistant in the coming days. This is not speakable markup. or YouTube videos playing on the Google Home Hub, this is real audio news, like broadcaster, podcaster, etc that produce audio form content.

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