Google Starts Piloting Voice Products for Airlines and Hotels

Noel Cummings
January 10, 2019

The same features are likely to hit more cars too, as Qualcomm has showed off a concept vehicle with Alexa built in, and we watched a demo where the assistant was asked to play some rock "n" roll music, which she duly delivered.

It's no secret Google has the smartest and most powerful voice assistant out there. While Android users typically have the Assistant preloaded on their devices, it is going to be a bigger deal for iOS devices, which have a massive Maps install base. Google notes that messaging features now work with SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and more.

According to Bronstein, the next billion devices will come in emerging markets, more specifically on feature phones. It uses the existing smart home platform to expand to new device types. But it's great that Sonos is even contemplating breaking down the voice assistant barriers. The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist.

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Search engine giant Google has made huge strides in terms technological advancement in terms of deep learning and machine learning to make its Google Assistant for smartphones and speakers.

Plus, Google Assistant will help you book your hotel room in the USA too.

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The smart clock, which is slated to go on sale in the spring, marks Google's latest foray into smart displays.

For hotel booking, you can instruct Assistant to "book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th,". You can find all the new features below. This featire will start first with domestic flights with United Airlines in the US. The list of supported languages hasn't been provided yet, but gradually most widely spoken languages should be available in interpreter mode.

"Wait, Google Assistant already works with Google Maps, right?" The feature has recently been integrated at hotel concierge desks across the US.

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During its event, Google also announced youll be able to manage flights with Assistant, including checking in getting a digital boarding pass. There is no word on when either of the feature will be released for the global consumers.

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