In one specific example cited by Google, you'll be able to tell the assistant that you're home, and your Google Home speaker will turn on lights, start a playlist and pass along any home-related reminders about chores, calls or other tasks.
Location-based reminders coming to more devices: You can already use the assistant on your Android phone to remind you of tasks when you're arriving at or about to leave a specified location.
Google Assistant will soon be able to complete multiple tasks with a single command, speak more than 30 languages, and allow people to speak more than one language with their AI assistant.
Whew, that's a lot and I'm really excited for everything that's coming to Assistant this year. But now, Google wants to break the language barrier and connect users across the world by taking Google Assistant global.
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Google started a wide roll out of Assistant nearly exactly a year ago, supporting only English. READ NEXT:Google launches Android device enterprise certification program The updates will help Google to grow Assistant and keep users engaged. That number will reach 30 by the end of 2018, with anish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai among the languages joining the mix in a few months. The multilingual feature will be limited to English, French, and German at launch but is supposed to expand to more languages "over time". In the coming weeks (in the United States), you will be given the ability to six routines that help with your morning, commutes to and from work, and evening at home. An Assistant Mobile OEM program will enable companies "to build deeper integrations between the Assistant and device features, using natural language understanding and the conversational interfaces of the Assistant". Beyond OEMs, phone carriers are also getting in on the action.
As for the carrier and manufacturer stuff, like LG has already announced they will do, Google is allowing both to add custom Google Assistant commands to give everyone more tools in Assistant.
In addition to being able to speak in these languages, Google is working on making Assistant be able to distinguish between them; starting "later this year", Assistant will be able to detect what language a user is speaking, and respond to the query accordingly. Get ready to see similar integration in more Android phones from LG, Sony and Xiaomi.
Along with Routines, Google is also bringing location-based reminders to the Google Home. Sprint, Koodo, Telus, and Vodafone are already working on some.