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Start chatting with Google AssistantGoogle's digital assistant has learned some new tricks and can now handle a real conversation! Here are some new commands you can start with.
Okay Google, surprise me. This fact might surprise you, Every St Patrick's DAy, the Chicago River is dyed green, it takes about 40 pounds of dye to change the water color. Google digital assistant has learned some new tricks, like Google Now, it can handle your basic commands like schedule appointments, search the web or change your settings, but now it's even more integrated with you Google account And thanks to Machine Learning, it can handle real conversation. Okay Google, when do the Cubs play? [BLANK_AUDIO] The Chicago Cubs will be playing The Cleveland Indians tomorrow at 5:08 PM in Cleveland. How many times have they made it to the World Series? [BLANK_AUDIO] According to Wikipedia, the Cubs won back to back World Series Championships in 1907 and 1908. And it's not just limited to your voice command, it can even pick up contextual information from your text messages and email, just press down on the home button. [MUSIC] And since she pretty much knows where you're at all times, you can ask ask her things like, where am I? Here's a map of south of Market, San Francisco. How long will it take me to get home? With moderate traffic, it will take six minutes to get home by car. What about walking? On foot, the trip home is 20 minutes. What if I walk really fast? Here's what I found. Okay, so it doesn't know everything but you get the picture. You can also ask her about certain landmarks if you're standing in front of one. And if you want to get your day started on the right foot, just greet her good morning or in this case good afternoon. [MUSIC] Good afternoon, Vanessa. It is 3:30 PM, the weather in San Francisco currently is 63 degrees, and mostly cloudy. Today at 4:30 PM, you have run club with Bryan. By the way you need to enroll in health benefits. Have a great day. She'll give you all the information you need for the day including your daily new feed which you can also disable. Prepared to enter Mosel, the Iraqi Prime Minister is calling on ISIS to surrender. And she doesn't just know what's going on today. When's my next flight? [MUSIC] American Flight 1520 from San Salvador to Miami leaves at 1:02 PM on November 2. You can even ask her to take a picture hands free. Okay Google, take a picture. [MUSIC] Okay Google, take a selfie. [MUSIC] Show me my dog pictures. Take a look at these pictures from your Google photos. [MUSIC] Not a dog, not a dog, definitely not a dog. And the more she gets to know you the smarter she gets until she knows you better than you know yourself. Show me photos of flowers in my favorite color. [MUSIC] These pictures should match. [MUSIC] For now you can only find Google Assistant baked into the new pixels or Google Home, but it will soon be coming to other phones. Or you can also download the [UNKNOWN] app for Android and Ios. And for more information, make sure to check out cnet.com/howto. [MUSIC]