Google launches audio news feed

Google Assistant Audio News Feed Rolls Out To Users

It relies on single-topic stories segmented out from newscasts or shows - to contribute to the audio news feed. If you're using any of the smart speakers, smartphones or any other device featuring Google Assistant, you'll have access to a new functionality provided by Google. "To help with this, the Google News Initiative provided funding to a number of news organizations to support building out more audio capabilities for the industry as a whole".

Going beyond a simple flash briefing of the day's headlines catered to some general categories of interest, a full AI algorithm borrowed from Google News will deliver audio content that it thinks you will want to hear. In a new post on its blog, Google has just announced that it built a prototype that brings the AI (artificial intelligence) of Google News to Assistant.

However, there were some caveats to this - aside from your chosen station's political leaning, you couldn't really choose the exact kind of news you wanted to ingest on a daily basis, and you were also at the mercy of the station's schedule and ads. From there, longer-form content is provided to dive deeper into developning stories. The intention is that end users will be able to listen to news during their morning routines. The briefing will start with short stories under two minutes, and then move on to slightly meatier stories up to 15 minutes long.

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Google will be rolling out these intelligent news broadcasts to "a limited number of people via the Google Assistant in the United States in English" to begin with, so we may see these at some stage in the future.

The biggest advantage from a consumer standpoint is that Google is not allowing any sponsored content in its audio news. The company is also inviting interested media publishers to join the project.

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