Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Apr 22, 2017, 00:13
Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Google says that multi-account support in Google Home will start rolling out today in the U.S. And it will expand to the U.K.in the coming months. Today Google announced that its smart speaker can support up to six different accounts on the same device. A neural network will analyze your voice, and be able to recognize you from then on.

If you've already set up your Google Home, you can skip to the next section.

However, it doesn't make everything alright for Google Home as its performance has not been that impressive. Rumors that Alexa was going to implement voice recognition have been swirling for some time, but it appears that Google beat them to it this time around.

Google Home has a voice-enabled speaker powered by Google Assistant.

The news of Google Home being able to support multiple accounts should not come as a surprise to close followers of the intelligent assistant. For example, if both you and your partner ask, "What's on my calendar", you should both receive your personalized answers once multiple accounts are linked and voices learned.

Google added a major new feature on Thursday to its home automation device, Google Home-the ability to distinguish between different voices in a household. Google doesn't think the technology is necessary on phones because most of those devices are password-protected and are usually used by just one person.

In order to set up the device for shared account use, Google is asking owners to look out for a card that says "multi-user available" within the latest version of the Home app.

Maybe this also opens up room for a feature that Google showed in its launch video at its I/O developer conference past year but also never launched: pro-active alerts. If your significant other asks the same question, Google Home will customize that result and read out an appropriate response. Being in a home with many people implied you either had to share stuff like records and accounts or get added Google Home speakers. Once you see your Google Home in the list, select "Link your account". "We don't recommend that users rely upon voice identification as a security feature".

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