In addition to a flight check-in function created with United, Google will be adding hotel and translation services to its voice assistant

As more brands continue to develop AI personal assistants, they are continually looking for additional useful capabilities to add to make their service stand out. Google is currently exploring new functions, including a partnership with United Air for a new capability that allows consumers to check in to their flights by voice.

The passenger simply says to the Assistant, “Hey Google, check me in to my flight.” Through the new program, consumers can also retrieve digital boarding passes. Google is also working on other ways to make travel easier: The company is piloting a program where customers can reserve hotel rooms, as well as working to create an online translation function that will be tested in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency and New York at the Dream Hotel.

Google is continuing to find new ways to gain competitive edge over Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and intends for these travel innovations to help it stay ahead of the game. The tech giant has plans to continue to expand travel functions for voice over the next year.

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As more brands continue to develop AI personal assistants, they are continually looking for additional useful capabilities to add to make their service stand out. Google is currently exploring new functions, including a partnership with United Air for a new capability that allows consumers to check in to their flights by voice.

The passenger simply says to the Assistant, “Hey Google, check me in to my flight.” Through the new program, consumers can also retrieve digital boarding passes. Google is also working on other ways to make travel easier: The company is piloting a program where customers can reserve hotel rooms, as well as working to create an online translation function that will be tested in San Francisco at the Hyatt Regency and New York at the Dream Hotel.