Here’s everything Google announced at CES 2020

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Heres everything Google announced at CES 2020
Here’s everything Google is showing off at CES 2020. This year Google is focused around the company’s voice-powered AI helper, Google Assistant.

 

Webpage reading: For me, it is like Wow because you don’t need to read the whole long page of a website. Android users will soon be able to say “Hey Google, read this page” and Assistant will fire up its neural networks to generate a pretty lifelike reading, with the system only reading the relevant text (assuming all is working as planned) while avoiding mentioning things like social sharing buttons or the page’s myriad navigation options. Google says it also wants to make the page auto scroll/highlight text as it reads, though it sounds like that may come a bit later down the road.

Speed Dial: With this feature you’ll be able to add a handful of phone numbers to a smart display’s lock screen, allowing anyone to call those contacts with a tap or voice command quickly.

Scheduled actions: You’ll soon be able to make one-off requests for things you want to happen later in the day, like “Hey Google, turn on the lights at 7 pm.” And Google will make this happen by turning on light at 7 pm exactly.

Sticky notes: Ever written something on a Post-it and put it wherever someone would see it as soon as they walked in the door? Google is taking that idea and putting it on their smart displays, allowing you to say things like “Hey Google, leave a note that says ‘Don’t forget to pack’ ” to pin a note to the lock screen (visible by all) accordingly.

Interpreter Mode: This feature allows an Assistant-powered device to translate a conversation between two people who are speaking different languages.

As with most new Google Assistant features, the company isn’t getting too specific about when this stuff is rolling out, saying only that it’ll come “later this year.”