Google Poised to Roll Out Arsenal of Services, Gadgets

Last month the company released an official SDK for Assistant, and today it's announcing a host of new built-in functionality, as well as new third-party integrations, that will improve how intelligent and capable Assistant can be.

It comes as Google, Apple and Inc (AMZN.O) are competing to establish the dominant voice-powered digital assistant, which many in the industry believe will supplant keyboards and touch screens as a primary way that users interact with technology.

Android O has been available as a Developer's Preview for a while now, but at the Google IO conference, Google took the wraps off some new features created to make the next-gen version of Android more accessible, secure, and long-lasting.

GE Appliances announced a deal with Google on Wednesday (May 17) enabling the U.S. tech giant's voice control home hub to be used for cooking, cleaning and other functions.

Google is making the announcement in California on Wednesday at its annual conference for app developers.

If you want to know what Google has planned for the rest of the year in terms of product launches and software updates, you should pay close attention to Google I/O 2017. So, when you ask it to call mom, it will call your mom and not your roommate's mom. What Google is trying to focus on now is being more proactive with its reminders. Google says that it will accomplish this by understanding the "context of your daily life". Perhaps we can expect a more incremental upgrade to the mobile OS in 2017.

The company, which grew from its Internet search engine in the late 1990s, opens the event with the keynote address at 10 a.m. from the Shoreline Amphitheater.

The app is free, and users can download it from Apple's App Store. For instance, you won't be able to set an alarm.

One of the cooler features pointed out during the presentation works around the support for multiple users. Well, it can recognize the voice of the person who gives it the command and call that person's mother. But going forward, you'll be able to stream music from any of your services to a Google Home.

If you don't have Whirlpool appliances in your home, odds are majority are branded GE-branded instead. In other words, you'll find out about new features coming to your existing devices as well as future Google tech. Google's Anil Sabharwal was on-stage to announce three more features for the service.

Update: To emphasize that this is a developer event, for the first time Google is also holding a separate keynote after the main keynote specifically for developers.

A Google icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia, as seen on April 26.

If you have a Chromecast either plugged in or built into your TV, you can get Visual Responses on it as well. The aim is to be completely hands-free. "Our new large-scale translation model takes a full day to train on 32 of the world's best commercially available GPU's", Dean told a group of reporters in a press briefing this week.