Google Is Blitzing CES With A Literal Rollercoaster Of Google Assistant Tech

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Google Assistant can now help you check-in to your flight, and save and retrieve your boarding pass.

While greater functionality may make Google Assistant more appealing to new users, what will really bolster its adoption in 2019 is its rapid expansion to more devices.

In the past year or so, every major consumer electronics exhibition is all about the Google Assistant or Alexa.

Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new Interpreter mode that would help users have a real-time conversation in almost 27 languages. Google says more airlines are coming "soon".

Google Home speakers and Smart Displays will soon have access to a new Google Assistant ability called Interpreter Mode.

The days of arriving at a hotel when overseas only to be lost for words when unable to understand the receptionist could be over after Google unveiled a real-life Babel fish system for translating foreign languages. Since the Google Assistant is being added to an existing product, we can understand why this is the case, but it's still a bit awkward to have to jump between two different voice platforms.

Google stated the feature will arrive on Google Home devices "over the next few weeks".

Google Assistant Connect will allow Google to put its Assistant on the next generation of smart home devices.

Though the company is testing the tech at a couple hotels, Google isn't planning a big launch with businesses just yet, but it's not hard to imagine Interpreter Mode coming in handy in other scenarios, like at airports or with other businesses. The device can manage your routines, wake you up with auto-adjusting brightness and animations, and control your smart home devices. "We're also adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist, when you want to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant", Google said.

Kitchen Aid has launched their own smart display that offers a more discreet footprint than those from makers such as JBl and Lenovo. If there is a check-in available, Assistant will send a notification to remind you about it. Additionally, Google Assistant will also alert if your flight is ready for Web check-in. You can say, "Hey Google, I'd like to book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th", to see pricing and availability, and pay through Google Pay. Hotel bookings are also limited to just United States right now.

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