Google Adds 30 New Languages To Its Speech Recognition Technology

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Google Adds Speech Recognition Support For 30 Additional Languages

Latest updates state that Google has added support for 30 additional languages to its speech recognition technology. According to reports, the technology giant recently announced that it is expanding its speech-to-text to include support 30 new languages and dialects across the globe.

This is said to be an amazing news as it will give more people from different parts of the world the ability to use and enjoy the service. This is especially an interesting update as it allows users to search and translate using their voices. It is reported by TechRadar that the Cloud Speech API can now convert words spoken by users into text for a total of 119 languages.

The report added that the 30 new languages include Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani), Gujarati (India), Javanese (Indonesia), Bengali (Bangladesh, India), Lao (Laos), Khmer (Cambodian), Nepali (Nepal) and Amharic (Ethiopia). Also in the list are, Armenian (Armenia), English (Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania), Georgian (Georgia), Kannada (India), Marathi (India), Latvian (Latvia), and Sundanese (Indonesia).

Malayalam (India), Tamil (India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia), Urdu (Pakistan, India), Sinhala (Sri Lanka), Telugu (India), and Swahili (Tanzania, Kenya), according to Engadget. It is reported that the tech giant intends to incorporate support for the new languages on other applications including Gboard add-on and Google Translate. It is believed that this is a wise step as it will mean that the support for the new languages will be extended beyond speech recognition to include instant translation and voice search.

Furthermore, Google reportedly announced that it is augmenting voice dictation to support emojis over speech English users in the United States. If the new update is to be considered, this means users can get the emoji’s of their choice by simply saying something like “Angry emoji” to express their state of mind, thereby making it easier to access the emoji gallery. The company stated that it will expand its support to cover more languages in the future.