Before Google I/O 2018, the Google Assistant for Android and iOS had only two available voice options to choose from — a robotic female and male voice. But there will soon be an additional six voice options, and these ones sound way more natural than any other mobile voice assistant (plus, one of them is John Legend).

These more natural voices are thanks to WaveNet technology, which involves less human recording and vocabulary simulation. That means John Legend and other voice actors didn’t need to spend as much time in the studio to power Google Assistant’s voice, and that makes it likely… more


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