While Assistant has 11 different votes in the US, Google users in other parts of the world only have one. Google Assistant for Android, Home and Smart Displays now adds a second voice in nine different languages.
The assistant was started with a single voice, the so-called "Holly", before he received a male voice in 2017. Last year, Google added six new votes in I / O and two more rounded off the year. Google also switched to a color-based naming scheme where Voice I became red, Voice II orange, and so on.
This system was developed by Google in order not to attach captions to votes. It's really fun, whimsical names like "Sydney Harbor Blue" and "British Racing Green". Both are clearly identifiable while they are actual colors. The latest addition was in April with the John Legend "Cameo" voice, which raised US English to 1
Behind the Scenes – All of today's additions were made using DeepMind's WaveNet speech synthesis model. Deep neural networks produce unprocessed audio waveforms that are more realistic, natural, and have excellent pitch and velocity. Google has made sure that Assistant understands the way in which people speak in these countries, accents, cultural references, and geographic markers. The goal is to create voices that sound like a natural speaker.
In the Google app, you can select a new Google Assistant vote by clicking in the bottom bar on More> Settings> Google Assistant> Assistant> Assistant Voice. It will be available this week on Android phones and tablets, on Google Home and on smart displays.