Google Bets Big on Indian Languages

Google Bets Big on Indian Languages




The global giant recently announced a number of recently customized products for the Indian community. Google expressed its interest particularly for products that sustain Indian languages. The announcement was spearheaded by the growing number of Indian internet users, who prompted for an aim of extending their reach across the country.

In this year’s Google event for India, the company said it is seeking measures to correct the issue. This comes shortly after the online giant noted that the number of Indian speaking users on the web is expected to hit 500 million before the end of 2020. Every year, the country receives around 40 million rare users and not only from metropolitan areas but most surprisingly from the rural areas.

Also revealed was the intention to activate the idle products that are already in place, with some of them receiving assistance for new languages.

  • Google maps: Indians will get voice assistance in both Hindi and English.
  • Google satisfy: obtainable in Hindi and English and also working to sustain Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, and Marathi
  • Google search. One can turn up news in both languages. Also obtainable is the new English and Hindi dictionary.
  • Google assistant: Now supports Marathi, seven Indian languages also coming up soon.

The company noticed that the majority of Indian internet users today are native Indian language speakers. On average, the amount of content online in the Indian language is less than 1 percent of what is obtainable today in English. That has prompted them to begin working with the Indian language publishers to release more applicable content in an Indian language.

To get this project work, Google has launched ‘Navlekha’-A project tool that uses AI to provide any PDF related content in Indian language into an editable text to permit the publishers to create more mobile friendly content. The Indian writers can also begin monetizing their content by the free web hosting from AdSense sustain. They will also receive sustain and training and get a branded page domain.

Smartphones are less useful to the people when they work to provide access to applicable content in the people’s dominant language. This is why Google find it basic to invest in expanding the number of Indian languages supported by their existing sets and apps. You can now stream your favorite news in both Hindi and English supplies, and AI will assist you to get the types of stories you prefer watching.

Additionally, the company intends to set afloat Indian’s payment product Tez to other countries, said Caesar Sengupta, India’s vice president for Next Billion users and general manager of digital payments.

Google promises excellent read-out sets to all Indians especially those are not English versed by providing billions of natural sounding webpages online. While all these announcements may appear likely overdue for Indian speakers, the south Asian country has the second highest population of internet users worldwide, it’s only proper that Google serve Indians in their appropriate languages and pay attention to applicable content to those users.




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