Google announced Wednesday that it will bring a second voice for its Google Assistant application in several international markets, allowing users to interact with a digital assistant that sounds more like the way people around them speak. Nine languages are part of Assistant’s voice expansion, including English in the United Kingdom and India, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Norwegian. Users attending in the US UU. They already have 11 voice options to choose from, by the way, including a John Legend version of Google Assistant.
The new voices were built with the “latest generation WaveNet technology from DeepMind”, so they are supposed to sound natural “with great tone and rhythm”.
The new voices are available in the Settings menu in the Assistant application, which is where you will discover other significant changes related to the Google Assistant. Voices are not shown by gender. Instead, they are assigned a random color, such as orange and red.
Google is clearly looking to eliminate the gender problems of its virtual assistant. Initially, the Assistant had a predetermined female voice, like many of his competitors, which will not be the case in the future.
The company said it learned from users that people like to choose between voices to discover the one that sounds good to them and believes it is essential to present these voices without labels. Well, apart from the colors, because you need a way to distinguish the voices. As you can see in the image above, other colors will also be available to choose from, not just red and orange.
Google said in its blog post that it is trying to help users experiment with different voices and that it will randomly assign Assistant voices when setting up the application in one of nine countries. As a result, you will get the red or orange voice. You can change your voice to choose the one you like best in the application settings.