Google Search will now help you pronounce difficult words
Google is rolling out a new feature to its search page. If you have faced difficulty in pronouncing unfamiliar words, Google will help you out with machine learning.
The company wants to make it easier for users to learn word pronunciations. The experimental feature rolled out to Search will let users practice tricky words. The feature is powered by Google's speech recognition technology that now breaks the spoken words into soundbites. This feature will come very handy for those frequently using Google Assistant.
A user can simply speak into their microphone and let Google use its AI to analyse the right way to pronounce that specific word. The company will also give a feedback on each syllable, matching the expected pronunciation by Google.
Google says, "For example, if you’re practicing how to say “asterisk,” the speech recognition technology analyzes how you said the word and then, it recognizes that the last soundbite was pronounced ‘rict’ instead of ‘uhsk'. Based on this, you will receive feedback on how you can improve next time.”
The feature is limited to Google Search on Mobile. The company is also improving its translation capabilities to bring better. If you try to translate a word, Google will show pictures of that element along with the translated word. This picture translation will initially work in English and limited to easily visualised type of nouns.
Both the features are useful additions to Google's impressive translation and speech recognition technologies. As the users add more datapoint, the machine learning (ML) algorithm will further improve, giving more accurate results.