GOOGLE HOME. The search giant steps into the smart speaker arena with the 2016 release of this device. Screenshot from Google.
SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google said Thursday it was launching a radio-style, on-demand audio news feed available on smart speakers, personalized with the help of artificial intelligence.
“This new experience will bring you an audio news playlist assembled in that moment, for you,” Google product manager Liz Gannes said in a blog post. “It starts with a briefing of top stories and updates on topics you care about, and extends into longer-form content that dives deeper into more stories.”
Google Assistant, the AI program developed by the company, will manage the feed, allowing users to skip a story, go back or stop.
The project aims to transform audio news into a Netflix-like experience, available on demand with personalized recommendations.