Google debuts CES 2020: The lead character is Assistant announcing a number of blockbuster new features

As in the past, Google announced a lot of big news about Google Assistant at CES 2020. Although the size of the booth smaller than in previous years, it is still much larger than other exhibitors. Although no huge amusement park has been built this year, a huge double-decker booth has been built at the front door of the Las Vegas Convention Center, allowing visitors to take the slide down.

Google debuts CES 2020: The lead character is Assistant announcing a number of blockbuster new features

As last year, almost everything Google showcased at CES 2020 revolved around its voice assistant, Google Assistant. First, Google announced that Google Assistant has more than 500 million monthly active users worldwide and is available in 90 languages in 30 countries and territories around the world.

In the new content introduced, when a user releases “Hey Google, read this page” (Google, read this page) on an Android device, the system will only read the relevant text on the page (assuming all text works as planned), avoiding social media sharing buttons or other miscellaneous items that interfere with the main content. Google says it also wants pages to scroll/highlight text automatically while reading, and the exact time to go live is uncertain.

Other announced improvements include

Scheduled actions

You can quickly make a one-off request for what happened later in the day, such as “Hey Google, turn on the lights at 6 p.m. “

Sticky Notes:

Are you used to writing what you’re going to write on a convenience sticker and putting it in a prominent place like the fridge or aisle? Google has adopted the same approach and put it on a smart display. Allow users to say “Hey Google, leave a note say ‘Don’t forget to pack” (Hey Google, leave a note with it written on it)

Google debuts CES 2020: The lead character is Assistant announcing a number of blockbuster new features

Speed Dial:

This feature can be used in conjunction with the note above. You’ll be able to add phone numbers to the lock screen on your smart display so anyone can quickly call these contacts with a tap or voice command.

More enterprises use Interpreter Mode:

The Interpreter Mode was launched at last year’s CES show, allowing people who speak two different languages to translate through Assistant. Google says more companies are committed to using it this year, including American Airlines, HSBC and hotels near Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Japan and Qatar.