Listen, we all know that John Legend is Chrissy Teigen’s one and only, that is something we ACCEPT and CELEBRATE. But starting Wednesday, users of Google Assistant-enabled devices will be able to get up close and personal with the R&B singer/celebrity husband.
At Google’s I/O developer conference in May 2018, it promised that John Legend would be one of several new Google Assistant voices in a limited capacity. Now, that’s actually happening, as Google is unveiling the voice of John Legend as a “cameo.” For english speakers who use Google Assistant, the voice of Legend himself will answer some general queries and other specific and playful questions, if a user chooses to enable the feature (duh literally who would not do this if given the choice).
You can enable the John Legend cameo by saying “Hey Google, talk like a legend.” Or, you can change the Assistant Voice in Assistant settings if you prefer to use a screen.
Google had promised that the Legend collab would come by the end of 2018, but better late than never!
To make the cameo happen, John Legend spent some time in Google’s recording studio, and laid down some musical and non-musical answers to specific questions and requests. Google also employed the “speech synthesis model, ” which makes Legend Assistant able to answer some limited general questions that he didn’t necessarily specifically record.
For example, John Legend can tell you what the weather is like, what the temperature is, and whether you’ll need an umbrella.
John also has some answers to random questions, like “Why is the sky blue?” or “How do you cook bacon in the oven?” (We suspect Legend may have asked Cravings queen Chrissy Teigen for help on that one).
But Legend can do more than just provide helpful advice. Google has added some John Legend “easter eggs” in the cameo. So if you say “Serenade Me” to Google Assistant, John Legend will sing you a signature tune. Mashable cannot guarantee that this is an event you will be able to emotionally survive.
We are fully aware that this “cameo” is not that functional and mostly a gimmicky ad for Google Assistant. But hot damn if we don’t want to watch John Legend record Google Assistant query answers all day long.
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