“The ‘transcribe’ feature in the Google Translate app for Android supports eight languages, including Hindi”
Google has launched a brand new characteristic to its Google Translate app for Android, which lets customers stay transcribe conversations and speeches. The characteristic is aptly labelled ‘Transcribe’, and is presently obtainable in eight worldwide languages — English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai. Integrated into the app, the characteristic will file spoken phrases in any one of many supported languages and transcribes them into textual content for customers to know. Users even have a ‘conversations’ part within the Translate app, which can assist two people and not using a widespread language converse by way of the app’s interface by stay transcribing their speeches to 1 one other.
To use the transcription characteristic, customers are required to easily faucet on the ‘transcribe’ button throughout the Google Translate app’s foremost display, choose the first and goal languages, and start. Tapping on the mic icon within the transcription interface may even give customers the choice to both pause transcribing, or restart it altogether. Google has additionally included the choice for customers to regulate textual content dimension, use a darkish theme for the app, and even see the transcribed copy within the unique language. With all these options at hand, the Translate app looks like a superb app for journalists, who usually work together with folks from throughout borders and languages.
We’re launching a Transcribe characteristic in Google Translate that may convert speech into one other language because it’s taking place. Starting in 8 languages, rolling out to Android as we speak, extra to return quickly. #GoogleAIhttps://t.co/IMWjFgScVx
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 17, 2020
Sami Iqram, product supervisor at Google Translate, mentioned in a weblog submit, “We’ll proceed to make speech translations obtainable in quite a lot of conditions. Right now, the transcribe characteristic will work finest in a quiet setting with one individual talking at a time. In different conditions, the app will nonetheless do its finest to offer the gist of what’s being mentioned. Conversation mode within the app will proceed that will help you to have a backwards and forwards translated dialog with somebody.“
Google’s work on machine studying and pure language processing shouldn’t be actually new, and the corporate has been promoting its progress for fairly a while now. Fellow know-how large Microsoft additionally gives the same stay transcription software throughout languages inside its collaboration software Teams, throughout the Office 365 suite. However, with Teams being restricted solely to subscribing enterprise customers, Google Translate will seemingly be one of many first mainstream apps by a serious firm that allows cross-language stay transcription on Android.