Google Assistant is a fairly intelligent piece of software. It is a virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile and smart home devices. Unlike Google Now, the Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations. With the help of Assistant one can search the Internet, schedule events and alarms, adjust hardware settings on the user's device, and show information from the user's Google account. Google has also announced that the Assistant will be able to identify objects and gather visual information through the device's camera, and support purchasing products and sending money, as well as identifying songs.
This is a great feature that you probably aren’t aware of — Google Assistant actually reads out news related to topics of your liking by reading out the name of the news directly, from sources of your preference. And these are actual people reading the news, not some speech-to-text conversion. One can also play news from a single source.