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"With Interpreter Mode, a new feature rolling out over the next few weeks on Google Home devices and Smart Displays, you can ask the Google Assistant to help you have a conversation in dozens of languages".

The new interpretation tool will launch when users say phrases such as "Hey Google, be my French interpreter", and will give real time spoken and written translation to aid conversation, Google says.

So for example, a device manufacturer could use Assistant Connect to display the current weather and temperature on a smart thermostat, while using Assistant Connect to actually get and display all the data from a connected device, say a Google Home. Google expects applications for Interpreter Model to expand quickly for many situations, especially when people are traveling. There are no details as to which older speakers will be updated to include Google Assistant support but our fingers are crossed for all Sonos owners.

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While greater functionality may make Google Assistant more appealing to new users, what will really bolster its adoption in 2019 is its rapid expansion to more devices. Clueless about what the guest was talking about, the casino hotel staff sought the help of Google Hub.

The company also announced that future update to the Google Assistant will enable consumers to do flight check-in with just voice commands.

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By using Google Assistant on your phone, you can get restaurant recommendations, turn off alarms and schedule reminders, without having to unlock the handset. "There's a new Assistant feature with Philips Hue that helps you wake up. We're also adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist, when you want to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant", Google said.

The Assistant works with more than 1,600 home automation brands and more than 10,000 devices.

Google Assistant will also be able to store and view your boarding pass, displaying information like your frequent flyer number, confirmation number, and flight number.

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For longer trips, Google Assistant now provides the ability to check into flights and book hotel rooms.

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