Google has announced that it is “expanding and improving” the voice recognition feature in Google Docs and slideshows. The news includes an update that promises to reduce errors and minimize lost audio during transcriptions. In addition, the tool will finally be released for other browsers and will no longer be tied to Chrome.
The search giant released the information on its blog on Monday (9). According to the announcement, the objective is to offer improvements in terms of editing and typing from voice, both in Docs and in Slides.
According to the company, the expectation is that “the launch will lead to more accessible and inclusive interactions for users”.
Google says errors will be reduced and subtitles in presentations will contain automatically generated scores. As for the arrival of the feature for “most browsers”, unfortunately, the post did not give names to the horse. That is, Microsoft Edge fans are still not sure that they will be able to use the tool.
The news will be available to all users of the brand from February 6th.
Speech Accessibility Project brings Google and Apple together
In October 2022, the University of Illinois (UIUC) brought together technology brands such as Google and Apple to seek solutions in accessibility in voice recognition.
The companies promised to help in the optimization of the artificial intelligence used in virtual assistants. With the name “Speech Accessibility Project”, its objective is to improve the performance and accuracy of different AI when identifying speeches of people with degenerative diseases.
The project points out that this type of technology does not always understand speech patterns of people with disabilities. Therefore, the need to improve these systems is of high priority.
In addition to the search giant and the house of apple, names like Amazon and Microsoft also participated in the meeting.
THE voice recognition it is important to facilitate the use without needing hands when working or communicating. It’s always nice news when competing companies come together to perfect something much needed.