Home to launch in Australia - 18th July 2017
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is preparing to launch its voice-controlled smart
speaker in Australia this Thursday, the tech giant
'Google Home' device is a small speaker controlled
by using the phrase 'OK Google', which will utilise
Google Search as well as the maps and translation
functions to answer questions and provide information
Kothari, Google's Vice President of Hardware, said:
'A really useful assistant takes context into account,
like using your location to give you accurate weather
you are always firmly in control. We're sensitive
to privacy and give users the choice of whether to
make personal data accessible on Google Home.
goal is to create a helpful assistant that is welcome
in your home. We may not be perfect at the start,
but we'll continue to add new features and get better
Google Home speaker can be used to play music and
also uses machine learning and artificial intelligence
to understand context and answer follow-up questions.
NEWS podcasts and news bulletins will be available
on the device, as well as audio content from other
local media partners including The Australian, Fox
Sports and ABC News.
device, which will retail for $199 at major retailers,
will be available in a range of colours and can also
be used to control other 'smart home' products such
as light bulbs, air conditioners and TVs.