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To use this feature, simply say "Hey, Google, be my (insert language) interpreter", and after a short beep, the Assistant asks the user to start speaking.

Google also showed off the new Lenovo Smart Clock, which can set alarms based on your daily habits or calendar appointments, and wake you with a gentle light.

The feature also works with incoming phone calls, allowing the driver to have hands-free conversations without noise interference.

The "Interpreter" feature is launching today and will be seen as a small pilot at a few hotels in the United States, but for everyone else, the feature is launching in the coming weeks on Google Home devices and Smart Displays.

For those who couldn't make it to Vegas, Google has provided you with a 360-degree virtual tour of the ride.

Have full control over their smart kitchen appliances and entire smart home ecosystem.

Functions include asking Google Assistant to locate the nearest fuel station, query weather conditions, plus much more.

You can find out more details about Samsung's latest robots over at their website at the link below. At CES it announced support for more smart home devices later this year, included appliances, security systems and other connected devices.

For flight confirmation in Gmail, the Assistant will send a notification to the phone as a reminder that check-in is available.

Google also talked at length about how Assistant is increasingly helpful on the go. The company will offer more information on the platform later this year.

The Assistant will notify users proactively when it's time to check in.

"And if you know where you want to stay, you can book a room using the Google Assistant with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai and Travelclick - an Amadeus company". No "Hey Google" support, unfortunately, but I wouldn't be surprised to see that in an updated model. And Todoist, for help keeping track of itineraries with notes and lists in the Google Assistant. The Assistant now also have the potency to become the interpreter for dozens of languages. But between the never-ending string of new devices, deeper integration, and nifty new features, the Google Assistant looks like it's making an extra big push for 2019. For example, if we say "OK Google, be my French interpreter" you can get spoken and written translations (on smart screens) in real time.

Google announced a pilot of Interpreter Mode this week at CES at the concierge desk in Caesars Palace, as well as at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, and Dream Downtown in New York City.

Search engine giant Google has made huge strides in terms technological advancement in terms of deep learning and machine learning to make its Google Assistant for smartphones and speakers. The company announced its Lenovo Smart Clock Tuesday, a small device created to replace your digital alarm clock with a tiny four-inch touchscreen that gets to know you and your daily routines.

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