In the early days of digital assistants, whenever you wanted to ask the digital assistant something new, you’d have to launch it again. This is very unnatural because in real life, do you keep calling out your friend’s name whenever you have a conversation? Chances are you don’t, which is why many digital assistants still feel quite unnatural even until this day.
However for those who are using Google’s Smart Displays with Google Assistant baked into them, you might be pleased to learn that Google^( that they will be bringing Continued Conversations to these devices as well. Last year Google started to ^( , and now it looks like it has found its way to Smart Display devices as well.
According to Google, “Starting today, we’re adding support for Continued Conversation on Smart Displays, an optional setting that lets you have a natural back-and-forth conversation with the Google Assistant. After you initially trigger the Assistant with a request, the Assistant will stay active for long enough to respond to follow up questions so you don’t have to say “Hey Google” as often.”
For those unfamiliar^( , these are basically Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo Show. It offers up similar functionality as the Google Home with the added advantage of having a display so that you can make video calls and watch videos.
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