Google Assistant could soon pick up support for Canadian French
Back when Google unveiled its AI-powered Assistant last year, the company said that it would roll out support for regional languages. Assistant picked up the ability to converse in Hindi, and Google is now training the voice assistant to understand Canadian French.
Based on the screenshot, Google is working on making the French Canadian language model of Assistant available both on Allo and phones. That's in contrast to Assistant's capabilities in Hindi, which are limited to Google's messaging app. Google's decision to roll out Assistant to all phones running Marshmallow and above will ensure that its AI service is installed on hundreds of millions of handsets around the world, and the logical extension of that is to introduce support for local languages.
There's no further information as to when Assistant will officially add support for Canadian French, but with the test program underway, we should know more in the coming months.
Thanks Guillaum Gibault!
Get the Android Central Newsletter
Instant access to breaking news, the hottest reviews, great deals and helpful tips.
Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
Besides tabernacle/gosses/char and a seriously funny accent (i keed, I keed), does French Canadian really warrant a special release? yeah, frustration is talking here