Google Assistant is getting a lot smarter thanks to audio news

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Google has just announced some exciting new features are coming to Assistant in the coming days. If you’re using any of the smart speakers, smartphones or any other device featuring Google Assistant, you’ll have access to a new functionality provided by Google.

In a new post on its blog, Google has just announced that it built a prototype that brings the AI (artificial intelligence) of Google News to Assistant. Among the participating new partners mentioned by Google, there are some prestigious names like New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, theScore, Billboard, and The Hollywood Reporter.

The new functionality will bring Google Assistant users an audio news playlist put together on the spot. The list will include a briefing of top stories and updates on topics specially curated for each user based on their interests.

The AI audio news system is launching with 20 partners to a limited number of people in the United States. The new feature is only available in English, with even more new partners being added in the coming months.

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