If you’ve ever wanted a celebrity to tell you the weather, you’re in luck!
On Thursday, Google revealed that Issa Rae is the new voice of Google Assistant, the company’s AI voice helper.
The “Insecure” star is the second celeb to lend their voice to Google Assistant, following musician John Legend.
Users will be able to ask any kind of question and get a response in Rae’s voice but there are some special, Rae-specific questions like, “Do you have any dating advice?”
“I’m a big ‘reminder’ person. I’m always talking to myself out loud — to remind myself to read a script or to remind myself to set up a meeting. I’m also big on music, and obviously it links to Spotify, which I use every single day, almost every hour, so it’s really helpful to be able to use it there. And a lot of scheduling stuff, which is the biggest headache in my life. Travel plans, things like that. I really use it for everything that just makes my life easier,” Rae told Refinery29.
As for whether she’ll be interacting herself on Google Assistant, Rae said, “I’m going back and forth. I don’t know, because I guess it’ll be less crazy if I’m talking to myself and I respond, or maybe more crazy. I’m definitely going to give it a shot and see what it sounds like — and I want to discover those Issa eggs. I’ll report back.”