July 5, 2022

What you need to know

  • Google has been spotted working on a “personalized speech recognition” feature for Assistant.
  • The experimental feature will improve how the voice assistant recognizes words and names you frequently say.
  • This was spotted in a string of code within the latest update to the Google app.

One of the most annoying aspects of Google Assistant on Android phones is its inability to recognize the exact words you speak. This is particularly true in non-English-speaking territories, where some words might be uncommon, but Google is apparently cooking up a solution.

According to 9to5Google (opens in new tab), the search giant is working on a feature called “personalized speech recognition” for Assistant. The experimental capability surfaced in a string of code found within the latest version of the Google app.