According to The Verge, John Legend’s voice will be one of six new voice options added to Google Assistant in a new update.
Google made the announcement at it’s I/O conference today, saying that using a technology called “WaveNet,” they’ve crafted Legend’s voice to not only respond to standard questions, but virtually any query.
This means that you’ll virtually be able to have an actual conversation with a virtual John Legend, if you so choose. Reports say Google is also expanding the features that Assistant is capable of, allowing Legend to live in over 5000 different devices, from your cell phone, to your dishwasher, to your doorbell.
Not enough? Virtual John Legend will make appointments on your behalf at the doctor, hairdresser, or wherever. Why suffer through one of the most painful cell phone experiences when you can just let Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter John Legend do your minute tasks for you? He’ll even be able to order you a pizza!
Legend, as well as his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have worked as spokespeople for Google for some time now, so putting Legend inside everyone’s phones is frankly a no-brainer for the company. If you’re excited to have conversations with John Legend while Google secretly records all your information and sells it, look out for the updates to arrive for Android this summer, and iOS later this year.