Patent published on July 13, 2023

Google's New Display Assistant: The Voice-Activated Interface You've Been Waiting For

We’ve all been there. You’re in a rush and you need something from the other side of the room. But, instead of running to get it, you’re left standing there, wishing you had a voice-activated assistant to take care of it for you. Well, Google may have just answered your prayers.

Google recently announced a patent for a device called the “Display Assistant”. This device is like a small screen with a speaker that sits on a surface. It can be controlled with your voice and the speaker is hidden inside the base so you can hear it from the front.

The Display Assistant looks to be a combination of both a voice activated assistant and a smart display. It looks like it will be able to answer questions, provide information, and even control other devices in your home. It’s also designed with a “drop protection” feature, so it can survive even the roughest of falls.

The idea of a voice activated assistant isn’t new, but Google’s patent is unique in that it is designed to be more than just a voice activated assistant. It looks like it will be able to provide information and control other devices in your home, like lights and thermostats. This makes it a great addition to any smart home setup.

Imagine you’re in the kitchen cooking dinner. With the Display Assistant, you could easily ask it to dim the lights, turn on the music, and even set a timer for the food cooking on the stove. You could also ask it for the latest news or sports scores. It would be like having your own personal assistant right there with you in the kitchen.

Google isn’t the only company looking to create voice-activated assistants. Apple and Amazon both have their own versions; however, Google’s “Display Assistant” looks to be the most advanced and useful. It’s designed to be both a voice activated assistant and a smart display.

The Display Assistant might also be useful for businesses. For example, in a retail store, it could be used to provide customers with information about products, or even to take orders. In an office, it could be used to answer questions from employees and provide information about the company.

The Display Assistant is still in the patent phase, so there’s no guarantee that it will ever make it to the market. However, if it does, it could prove to be a very useful device for both home and business users alike. With its voice activation and smart display capabilities, the Display Assistant could make life a lot easier.

Google’s patent for the Display Assistant (US20230221771A1) is just one example of the many innovative products and technologies they are working on. As companies continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, it’s exciting to think about what other devices and features they might come up with in the future. While it’s possible that the Display Assistant might be on the market soon, there’s no telling what Google has up their sleeve.

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