Google Assistant Offers Handy Features for Kids

  • 05-11-2022 |
  • Polad Aladi

While it may seem that Google Assistant is exclusively used by adults, it is far from the case. This tool is also suitable for children. And now, it has become even more convenient and safe to use.

Among the most critical changes in the service operation, the redesigned parental control is worth noting. Google makes every effort to ensure that kids do not encounter inappropriate content that can negatively affect their psyche. Of course, this change is more important to parents than children, but it is vital. You can decide which content needs to be blocked and select individual providers or temporarily disable the Assistant by setting a pause time when it should be unavailable. Such settings are available not only in Assistant but also in Family Link and Google Home. Instead of looking for them manually, just ask Google to open them.

The developers also added a special “children’s” dictionary to the system. Artificial intelligence automatically detects that the voice belongs to a kid and switches to this dictionary. Thus, underage users receive simpler, more understandable answers to their queries. Also, Google Assistant has acquired four new voices specifically for communicating with children. It gives the impression that your kid communicates with an understanding teacher who speaks more slowly than the system’s standard voice. As with other settings, you can simply ask Google to change the voice to something more suitable for your child, such as a more understandable accent.

By making these changes, the developers hope to make Assistant a useful and engaging tool for learning and exploring the world for children and teens while keeping users as safe as possible. The update is in the process of being rolled out, so it will take some time. If you have already tested it, please share your thoughts on new features for kids in the comments!

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