Google has spent a lot of time and money on making Google Assistant powerful but also fun to use, and part of that ties into the natural voice of the AI, whether that’s on your smartphone or a Google Home somewhere around your house.
But those voices aren’t as good as John Legend, so Google is bringing John Legend to Google Assistant.
Yep, by the end of the year you’ll be able to set your AI’s voice to John Legend instead of the usual suspects that we’ve had for a few years, and Google made it happen so quickly with some extremely powerful AI heavy lifting. Legend sat down for a few recording sessions, and Google managed to create a full voice pattern for him that will be available to everyone.
Fingers crossed we get some other celebrity voices soon. Steve Buscemi, maybe?
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