Quick phrases can help us avoid “Ok Google” in the future

Google is currently working on their digital assistant, Google Assistant, to be able to act on specific phrases without the user first having to say “Ok Google”.

9 to 5 Google has dug into the data for the latest version of the assistant and discovered a series of quick phrases that should be able to be turned on or off. The phrases should only work for individual users who are identified by voice recognition.

The phrases have been divided into several categories: Recommended, Alarm, General Info, Light, Media controls, Timers and To-do.

The complete list of phrases is as follows (translated from English):

  • “Set an alarm for x”
  • “Cancel alarm”
  • “What time is my alarm set?”
  • “Send a shipment”
  • “Respond”
  • “Decline”
  • “What time is it?”
  • “What is the weather?”
  • “Turn off the light”
  • “Increase brightness”
  • “Turn up the volume”
  • “Pause the music”
  • “Skip the song”
  • “Set a timer to x minutes”
  • “Cancel timer”
  • “Pause timer”
  • “Restart timer”
  • “How much time is left?”
  • “Create a reminder”
  • “Create a family note”

When the quick phrases will appear and to what extent they will be available to Swedish-speaking users remains to be seen.

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