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Aug222018

Google Assistant To Find You ‘Good News’

Hey Google, ‘tell me something good’ is just enough to get a “good news” now on Google Assistant.

Started as an experiment in the US, Google Assistant will now respond and provide you with brief news stories from the Solution Journalism Network in the US.

The network compiles and summarizes these positive stories from a range of media publishers and outlets. And, it also empowers and energizes audiences as it helps to combat negative news fatigue.

“It’s an important part of a balanced news diet, so we’re exploring how to incorporate more solutions journalism wherever you access Google News,” Google said.

The Assistant is making it easier to find this kind of news on any device equipped with Google Home and Google Assistant. It requires the customary “OK, Google” or “Hey Google.”

According to Google, these “stories come from a wide range of media outlets, curated and summarized by the Solutions Journalism Network.” “They’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated to spreading the practice of solutions journalism, which highlights how problems are solvable and that doing good is possible.”

“Tell me something good” isn’t meant to be a magic solution, added Google. But “it’s an experiment worth trying,” because it’s “good info about the good work that may bring some good to your day.”

Give it a go yourself on any Google Assistant-enabled device, including smart phone, smart display, or Google Home.

Watch this video below to learn more about “Tell me something good”:

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