Google took advantage of today’s event, August 3, in which it announced the new Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 smartphones, to announce some improvements, also, to its software and features. One of these improvements happened to the Live Caption function, which will convert audio calls and video calls into texts.
Another novelty will be for the new Google Assistant, which will have four more languages of European origin in its functionality. Previously limited to Japanese and English only, the feature is now also compatible with German, Spanish, Italian and French.
Google’s new assistant service was announced during last year’s Google I / O – Android developer conference. At the time, the Mountain View giant’s new Assistant was announced only in English for the United States, but, over the months, it became available in other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and Singapore, in addition to the Japanese, shortly after.
This new Google Assistant system, according to the company itself, is capable of processing speech with near zero latency, in addition to providing transcripts almost in real time and also being available offline. To achieve this, the company had to reduce its speech recognition database and machine learning system from 100 GB to a tiny 0.5 GB.
To date, there is no date for these four new languages to be available. However, the Google support page highlights that this should happen soon.