Google Optimizes Keyword Sensitivity for Virtual Assistant

Having a virtual assistant on your phone was the sort of thing that may have seemed like a novel idea when it was first introduced but the fact of the matter is that now pretty much every single company out there is trying to make their own virtual assistant the best that it can be and Google is obviously not going to be an exception to this extremely popular trend in the tech world. However, with all of that having been said and out of the way, there are a lot of problems associated with all virtual assistants and when it comes to Google the problem lies with keyword sensitivity.

You should be able to make the assistant come up by saying a key phrase such as “OK Google” or “Hey Google”. These key phrases either don’t work well enough, forcing you to repeat yourself multiple times until the assistant finally pops up which makes it less efficient than it should be and makes it more useful to just toggle it on manually. Alternatively the sensitivity might be way too highly, turning the assistant on when that was not your intention which can once again be a nuisance to have to deal with on a regular basis at the end of the day.

According to Mishaal Rahman of XDAdevelopers, Google is now fine tuning this and giving you the option to set the sensitivity of the key phrase that you are using, something that will definitely improve efficiency by a large margin and make it so that you would never have to worry about this sort of thing ever again. Google originally announced this feature back in 2019. There are a lot of benefits that are associated with this, the biggest of which is that Google’s virtual assistant will now be highly competitive and will be able to blaze a trail that other assistants can end up following.

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