We still can't change Google Assistant's name - but we can at least choose how it sounds.
The new voices are also a proof of concept for WaveNet, an AI voice tool built by Google subsidiary DeepMind to easily take human voices and synthesize them into your Assistant.
If you want to change the Assistant voice, itâs relatively easy to do so, but the process is a little different depending on whether you want to do so on a Google Home device or an Android phone. Below, we walk you through both.
How to change Google Assistant's voice
1. Open up the Google Assistant app on your smartphone (either Android or iOS).
2. Tap the profile icon at the top right. On Android another menu will pop up - tap Settings.
3. Tap the Assistant tab, then hit Assistant Voice.
3. You should now see a row of voices to choose from. Each voice is associated with a color.
Google Assistant now makes it easier to change voices, with a new app interface pic.twitter.com/Xa5jxrkPr9
â The Ambient (@theambient) July 11, 2018
The order of the voices is randomised for each user, so don't worry about Google subtly pushing its preference on you. Just make your choice and live your best life. And if you're after John, he's on the far left.
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