• On Thursday, Google announced the release of its “Pretty Please” feature for Google Assistant, which helps encourage polite manners when interacting with its AI smart home devices.
  • The “Pretty Please” feature works when users talking to their Google Assistant include words like “please” or “thank you” in their requests.
  • If a user says: “Hey Google, please set a timer for 5 minutes.” The response may be something like: “Thanks for asking so nicely. Alright, 5 minutes. Starting now.”
  • In April, Amazon announced a similar feature called “Magic Word” for its smart assistant Alexa to reward and reinforce polite behaviors amongst users.

Google Assistant wants to help you with your manners.

On Thursday, the company announced the release of…