2/11/2019 0 Comments
Google introduced two new applications designed for people with communication disabilities. Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier are designed for people with hearing impairments. Although at first glance you may not seem impressive, when you think about how Google's new apps affect people with hearing impairment, you can not, but not applaud. There are 446 million people with impaired hearing in the world.
Live Transcribe is an application that automatically and in real time transcribes speech. As you assume by name, the application "listens" what is spoken, and this translates into text. Instead of text that may not be heard, the user on the screen of his phone gets a text that can read it.
Sound Amplifier is an application that Google announced nearly a year ago on Google I / O, but officially goes out now. The application allows the user to turn the phone into a listening device. This is done by changing the settings of the phone. With the help of artificial intelligence, the ambient sound can be reduced, the voice cleared, the sound increased, and the strength of the left and right signals changed.
Both applications will come with Pixel 3 phones, and they can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the availability of both applications is limited. Live Transcribe is in closed beta, and the Sound Amplifier comes solely on Android 9 phones.
Sound Amplifier is available, of course, without limiting the language. Live Transcribe except for being in limited beta, is available in 70 languages. The figure is high, and more languages are likely to be available before it goes out for wider use.