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Google Assistant Learns Over 50 New Games, Stories, And Activities For Family-Friendly Fun Powered By AI

25 October 2017, 12:40 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
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Google Assistant keeps getting smarter by the day, and now it has learned how to keep the whole family entertained.

Learning more than 50 new games, stories, and activities, the smart assistant can provide hours of fun via smartphones and smart speakers such as the Google Home.

Family-Friendly Entertainment

Artificial intelligence or AI is somewhat a scary thing at times, but that doesn't have to be the case all the time. Google Assistant brings AI-powered fun at a tap of a button — or at the sound of a wake word.

"Monday musical chairs? Tuesday night trivia? Friday family freeze dance (it's even Halloween-themed!)? Your Assistant has activities to keep everyone entertained," Vicky Fang, Google Assistant for Kids and Families UX Lead, says in a blog post.

Google listed down a few samples of these activities, categorizing them by Learn, Play, and Imagine.

All the kids have to do is say, "Okay, Google," and follow them up with one of these: "Let's learn," "Play space trivia," "Talk to everyday heroes," or "Help me with my homework" for learning; "Let's play a game," "Play Mickey Mouse Adventure," "Talk to What's My Justice League Super Hero?," and "Play Sports Illustrated Kids Trivia" for playing; and "Tell me a story," "Tell me the story of 'The-Not-So-Scaredy Cat,'" "Play Strangest Day Ever," or "Play Jungle Adventure" for imagining.

Hit up the video below to get a closer look at what's in store:

Google Assistant's new chops are already available, but they're rolling out only to users in the United States. It's on any compatible device that runs the smart assistant, including but not limited to the Google Home and Google Home Mini and smartphones such as the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Family Link

One bit worth noting here is the new Family Link. It lets children under 13 years old get a unique Google Assistant experience that's tailored to them with their own Google accounts, and it's all under their parents' supervision.

"Family Link lets you create a Google Account for your child that's like your account, while also helping you set certain digital ground rules that work for your family — like managing the apps your child can use, keeping an eye on screen time, and setting a bedtime on your child's device," Google says.

What's more, Google Assistant can memorize up to six voices and recognize whose is whose thanks to Voice Match.

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