Google has said it was launching a radio-style, on-demand audio news feed available on smart speakers, personalized with the help of artificial intelligence.
The technology giant said it had associations with in excess of twelve news organization to convey an audio feed in the same way from its cell phone newsfeeds.
“This new experience will present to you an audio news playlist gathered at that moment, for you,” Google product director Liz Gannes said in a blog.
“It begins with a briefing of best stories and updates on topics you care about and extends into longer-form content that dives further into more stories.”
Google Assistant, the AI program created by the organization, will manage the feed, enabling users to skip a story, return or stop.
The project aims to change audio news into a Netflix-like experience, available on demand with personalized recommendations.
“For the best century, radio has been a one-size-fits-all medium,” Gannes composed.
“Turn on the radio and you’re dropped into a show at a moment in time 1 regardless of what you already know, where you are, or what you’re interested in.
“Imagine instead if you could have your own radio, one that is accessible on-demand, available consistently, and realizes you news the world and your interests.”
The new project build on Google’s existing endeavors to deliver news over its speakers and cell phones and comes amid a broad effort by news organizations and tech firms to develop more voice services.
The audio news feature will roll out first to a limited number of people using the Google Assistant in the United States in English, the company said.