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Issa Rae is the Newest Voice of Google Assistant. Here's What You Can Ask Her

Who wouldn’t want to talk to Issa Rae? If that was ever your wish, it’s now Google’s command with Google Assistant. Issa took to her Twitter account and announced that she will be the new voice of Google Assistant and gave us a taste of what we can expect. Here are seven questions, straight from Google , that you can ask Issa Rae as your new Google Assistant by saying, “Hey Google…” “How do I look?” or “Mirror Talk” It’s like being in an episode of “Insecure,” but instead of yelling at the TV screen, you can have a “mirror talk” with Issa. Issa’s hilarious talks in front of her bathroom mirror come to life with one Google command. Just say “Mirror talk” and boom — Issa Rae’s voice transports you into an episode of “Insecure” where she gives you a self-confidence pep talk. “I’m a big pumper upper,” Issa told Variety , who also reports Issa spent over 40 hours recording. You can also ask the co-creator of the HBO hit, “How do I look?” She says one of the best days was when she was...

Oct 28, 2019

John Legend Makes A Limited-Time Cameo On Google Assistant

It’s hard to get tired of ten-time Grammy winner John Legend, and now fans can get another dose with Google Assistant. Google is rolling out a limited-time cameo with Legend’s voice. With the cameo, users can ask him about the weather, serenade them, tell jokes or even answer questions about his wife, Chrissy Teigen. Google developed John Legend’s responses using the speech-synthesis model, WaveNet. Legend’s voice will be available on all devices that use Google Assistant including Google Home speakers and Smart Displays, in addition to Android and iOS mobile devices. Check out one of the singer’s recording sessions here:

Apr 4, 2019