Google Home speakers now want to learn how to pronounce your name

Google Home speakers now want to learn how to pronounce your name


The next time you issue a voice command with the same name, Google will be able to recognise the pronunciation and repeat it back to you correctly when the name comes up again. Unfortunately, this only works for those who have their Google Assistant set to English for now.

However, Google says it hopes to add support for more languages soon.

The pronunciation tweak arrives alongside another usual update. Google is trying to improve the Google Assistant so that it reacts more naturally during conversations. For example, if you stumble or correct yourself during a sentence, it will now know to ignore part of the request. For example, if you say “Hey Google, set an alarm for 7 – oh no, erm – 6am tomorrow morning,” it will dispose of the first part before the correction.

Google says these improvements will only work with timers and alarms to start with, but it’s a promising sign of things to come.



Written by David Minister

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