Live Transcribe for Google Translate is now rolling out to users globally

Live Transcribe for Google Translate is now rolling out to users globally

Live Transcribe for Google Translate is now rolling out to users globally

For the time being, the groundbreaking AI-powered functionality is compatible with English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai, supporting transcriptions in any combination of these languages while Google continues to work on expanding the list in the near future. The feature is now called "Transcribe" and it will be rolling out to Google Translate for Android in the next few days.

The Mountain View giant says that the feature combines the AI goodness behind the new transcription feature in the Google Recorder app with its Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) in the cloud to enable the near real-time transcription and translation of audio.

Once your Google Translate app receives the update, there will be a new voice transcription option beneath the text entry box, as pictured below. Just tap the microphone icon to start listening or to pause translation. Tap this and you'll be brought to the Listen page where you can select the languages. They can also adjust text size or choose a dark theme in the settings menu for easier readability.

Testing, isolation and contact tracing need to be urgently improved
Yet up to now, Australia has strictly limited tests to people who've returned from overseas or had contact with a confirmed case. However, all is not bad news as over 87, 000 people have been treated and have recovered from the virus.

Google Translate's voice option has always been able to convert spoken words from one language into another. However, as a Google spokesperson points out to The Verge, the app previously only worked for shorter content and was not "well suited to listen to a longer translated discussion at a conference, a classroom lecture or a video of a lecture, a story from a grandparent, etc".

If you don't have the app on your device yet, you can download it from the link below.

Although you can't upload an audio file and have Google Translate automatically and seamlessly transcribe it for you just yet, the extremely cool new feature does support pre-recorded audio, which you can play on your computer, as well as live audio sources.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.