Google has announced that in the coming days it will allow users to teach the Google Assistant how you want me to pronounce the names of your contacts. Until now, Google allowed you to indicate how you want it to call you, but not any other contact.
In a future update, the Google Assistant will introduce a more intuitive way to train you on how to pronounce a name: you record your pronunciation and the Assistant will copy it. The present function until now forced you to do a “phonetic transcription” to personalize names, which is more complicated.
It’s “maiquel”, not “micael”
Google has announced improvements in the artificial intelligence of its Assistant on its blog. There are a better understanding of the context, processing the words in relation to other words, instead of going from one to one as before. As a result, Google emphasizes that after the update the Assistant responds correctly to about 100% of the requests to set alarms and timers.
Another improvement that is on the way to the Google Assistant is the ability to customize how to pronounce the name of your contacts, from the section You> Favorite contacts. Until now, the Google Assistant only allowed you to configure how you want it to pronounce your own name, not that of others.
From these settings, you can choose between three modes to pronounce a name: the default, record your pronunciation and make a phonetic transcription. When recording your pronunciation, you must say the name of the person and then Google Assistant will copy your pronunciation and will use it from that moment on. Google will not save the recording of your pronunciation in its files.
Google has announced that this improvement will come first to speakers and smart devices, in English, to later be extended to mobiles and the “hope” of expanding the function to more languages soon.
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