AI-driven audio news feed comes to Google Assistant


"Audio journalism requires new capabilities and workflows for both print publishers and broadcasters, whether it's adding a sound booth or segmenting larger broadcasts into shorter stories", Gannes adds. The new functionality is AI Driven Audio News Feed. A wide launch is expected in the near future.

The new feature is only available to a limited number of users in the U.S., and an global release will come later on.

The company is launching the revamped audio news function to a limited number of Google Assistant users in the U.S. before a wider roll out.

Now, your morning news is about to get a heck of a lot more personal, with the announcement that Google-powered smart speakers will use the "artificial intelligence of Google News" to "bring you an audio news playlist assembled in that moment, for you" via Google Assistant. But now the company collaborated with The Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and The Washington Post - among other services to offer up on-demand, up-to-the-minute news.

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You can also ask for longer stories on a topic of your choice which can be long from 2-15 mins.

"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", the company writes in a blog post.

"Publishers from around the world who produce English-language content are welcome to submit feeds for inclusion and sign up to try the experience", Google informed.

Credit: Tom's GuideCurrently, you can get news through a number of Google Assistant skills from media outlets, and if you wanted to hear them all in a row, you could create a Routine. The prototype is now open for the news organizations that would soon be going to participate.