You’ll soon be able to teach the Google Assistant how to pronounce names.
Google demoed the process in a new video (embedded above). Press a button in the Google Assistant contact section to have the Assistant listen to your pronunciation of a name, and the Assistant will update its records. Google says the feature doesn’t keep a recording of your voice.
Teaching the Google Assistant correct pronunciations will boost voice recognition accuracy as well, which should help when you tell the Assistant to call someone. Google says the feature will be available in English in “the next few days,” with the “hope to expand to more languages soon.”