Google Assistant will now deliver 'good news' of the day for users

Published on: Aug 22, 2018 12:56 IST
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Google Assistant will now deliver 'good news' of the day for users

To light up your day as you swim through an ocean of awful news, Google Assistant will now deliver good news - anecdotes about individuals who are taking care of genuine issues over the world. "Tell me something good" is a new experimental feature, currently available for Assistant users in the US. The user just has to say "Hey Google, tell me something good" to receive your daily dose of good news, Google said in a statement on Tuesday. "Real people are making progress solving real issues and hearing about those stories is a crucial part of a balanced media diet," said Ryan Burke, Creative Producer, Creative Lab at Google.

The day by day measurement of good stories will be curated and outlined by the Solutions Journalism Network, a non-factional, non-benefit association. "Solutions journalism empowers and energises audiences, helping to combat negative news fatigue. We're exploring how to incorporate more solutions journalism wherever you access Google News," the tech giant said.

This important feature will work on any Google Assistant-enabled device, including phone, Smart Display or Google Home smart speaker. The Google Assistant can now connect with more than 5,000 devices at your home. "That includes cameras, dishwashers, doorbells, dryers, lights, plugs, thermostats, security systems, switches, vacuums, washers, fans, locks, sensors, heaters, AC units, air purifiers, refrigerators, ovens, we can keep on going!" Michele Turner, Director, Smart Home Ecosystem at Google, recently wrote in a blog post.

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