Google Assistant Launches the Voice of John Legend as a option to interact, with the AI assistant. The Launch of voice of John Legend, as a part of the 6 voices that Google wants to offer was teased in Google I/O 2018.
Google uses DeepMind, its Artificial Intelligence based system, that it uses to generate words from sounds. Each alphabet makes different sound as a part of different words.
Google collects the voice samples of the necessary voices, in this case the voice of John Legend. They use this voice sample, to further generate different voices.
The problem with simply joining sounds of alphabets is, that different sounds may not join to form pleasing sounds of words. With creating wave forms, they create sounds as specific to different words.
“WaveNet allowed us to shorten the studio time, and the model can actually capture the richness of his voice,” Google CEO #SundarPichai said onstage.
Google has recorded answers to some questions specifically and therefore given them special care. There are also some easter eggs prepared fir John Legend’s voice, along with the other usual and standard functions.
According to Google, The Cameo voices like these are of the most requested features that Google Assistant launches are one of the most requested features for the platform.
You can simply go to settings then voice and the select the voice, or you can talk to Google Asisstant saying “Talk Like A Legend”
Not all types of queries would be heard in Legend’s voice. But there are definitely some things that you can converse in Legend’s voice like:
- “Are you John Legend?”
- “What’s your favorite type of music?”
- “Who is Chrissy Teigen?”
- “Tell me a joke.”
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