John Legend fans can now experience his smooth speaking voice on a regular basis through Google’s smart speakers.
The company announced Tuesday at its I/O developer conference that the singer-songwriter-musician will be among six new voices coming to Google Assistant.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained that the voices were created using WaveNet, which analyzes speech patterns and uses raw audio to generate speech that mimics typical humans delivery.
The announcement included a video of Legend recording his responses. In it, he answered the question asking where he lives, saying, “You can find me on all kinds of devices: phones, Google Homes and, if I’m lucky, in your heart.”
Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen also promoted the news on Twitter. “I don’t even need human John anymore,” the model tweeted. To which her husband replied, “Well. The Google Assistant doesn’t do EVERYTHING.”
The new voices will be available in phone and home speakers using Assistant later this year.
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