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Yolanda Curtis
January 11, 2019

Google has added support for 22 new languages and 66 countries, which makes the Assistant available in total of 30 languages and 80 countries.

With the Google Assistant built-in on Hopper, customers will be able to use the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant questions and see answers on the screen like the weather forecast or games scores. So, slap on your VR headset and take a ride. Today, Google announced that the Assistant is coming to the Sonos One wireless speaker and Sonos Beam soundbar, which launched with Amazon Alexa.

With so many updates, Google's voice-powered artificial intelligence was the focus of its attention for this year's CES with nearly every single news item was related to it. But reports of tests by others at CES suggest that the performance is about the same, though now Google is supporting 27 languages.

"By bringing the best of Google services and AI to the Assistant, we're focussed on building the most helpful digital assistant when you're at home, in your vehicle, or on the go", said the company in its blog.

For those traveling outside of their language comfort zones, Google Assistant can help remove barriers to communication.

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2019 now on in Las Vegas, Google has unveiled a new feature: the "interpreter mode" in Google Assistant, its voice-based Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company will offer more information on the platform later this year. At CES 2019, Google is making every Home and Smart Display into a translation device with the introduction of Interpreter Mode. The Assistant also tracks the traveler's itinerary through applications such as Google Keep,, Bring! and Todoist. Users will be able to check in for their flights, and save and retrieve boarding passes using Google Assistant on Android or iOS.

Amazon, which also competes with the likes of Apple, Samsung and IBM in the virtual assistant market, was the first to popularise such services, and in order to catch up, Google has steadily increased its presence at CES in recent years. The Assistant will provide real-time spoken translations, and written ones as well on smart displays.

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