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Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Which means Google home can differentiate between different voices once you trained it. Voices Google doesn't recognize can still ask the Home to look up information, play trivia, set a timer, or control smart home devices. New developments in Google's smart home hub are now working against this, in order to keep your wallet a little safer. With this new feature, he said, it's worth keeping in mind that Google will have even more specific information about you, which could be used in ways that consumers may not realize - particularly if it's combined with other information tied to your Google account.

Bringing Google Assistant out of the phone and dropping it into Google Home comes with some difficulties.

Until now, though, the standalone artificial intelligence-infused $129 speaker - Google's rival to Amazon's popular Alexa voice-based Echo speaker - couldn't distinguish your voice from that of a spouse, partner or roommate. So if someone shares their calendar with you, or if your employer uses Google Apps for Work, you won't be able to add add these calendars to Google Home. You can get started fiddling around with this today, but only in the US.

Users have to set up multi-account in the Google Home app under "Link your account".

When your account is connected to Google Home, you will be asked to say the phrases "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" twice each. By the time Google Home launches here, we should hopefully have quite the complete home assistant.

Google also adds that the feature is not available for kids under 13.

The technology works by using Google's neural networks to analyze your voice.

Multi-user will roll out to the United Kingdom in the coming months.

Earlier this month, a report suggested, that Google Home would soon support multiple users.

Google's voice-distinction feature, however, won't prevent unauthorized users from activating the assistant, as long as Home's microphone is turned on.


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