Tag: Google

Language tech developments at the 8th Google for India conference

At the eighth Google for India event earlier this week, Google announced a handful of new language technology developments that it will soon begin to roll out in India.

UIUC partners with tech companies to improve speech recognition for individuals...

Amazon, Google, Meta, Microsoft, and Apple may have competing interests, but they’ve recently found one thing to work together on: All five of these big tech companies have joined forces to support the Speech Accessibility Project at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Google Search to begin translating local news into user’s preferred language

Finding and reading news articles from another country could be getting a whole lot easier, thanks to a new feature Google has in the works for its search function.

Google at Interspeech 2022

This week, the 23rd Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2022) is being held in Incheon, South Korea, representing one of...

Fujitsu adds te reo Māori language on ServiceNow

Information and communications technology company Fujitsu Aotearoa New Zealand introduces the te reo Māori language on digital workflow platform ServiceNow to reduce communication barriers...

Following outcry, Google Translate removes offensive example phrase for Arabic entry

While brushing up on some Arabic vocabulary, one user pointed out that Google Translate’s entry for the Arabic word “تخطط” meaning “plan” was accompanied by an example phrase that means “planning to blow up the car.”

Speechmatics raises $62 million in Series B for inclusive speech recognition

The startup claims to have developed the “most accurate and inclusive speech-to-text engine available,” noting that it is able to accurately transcribe speech from a wide range of unique dialects and accents more accurately than other major software.

Could Google’s AR glasses break language barriers?

Earlier this month, Google gave the public a sneak peek at its latest piece of translation technology: a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses that translates spoken language in real time.

Using AI to assess literary and religious translations

A recent study published in the journal IEEE Access is shining light on ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) tools can be used to assess the quality of a human-created translation.

24 languages added to Google Translate using zero-shot translation

f the 24 languages added to Google Translate this week, only three are available on Microsoft Translator. The addition brings the number of languages offered on Google Translate to 133.

Cohere and Google Cloud Announce Multi-Year Technology Partnership

TORONTO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2021 — Cohere, a provider of cutting-edge natural language processing (NLP) services, and Google Cloud today announced a...

Youtube to Add Several New Audio and Caption Features

Google recently announced last week that it will be adding a whole new series of features to Youtube’s closed captioning and subtitles, including a...