The transcription of spoken words into languages that Google has allowed developers to use is set for updating today. Since its inception in 2016, the service that has allowed innovators to get users exactly what they need, is being updated by the addition of more languages. The move will open new horizons for cloud computing that will embrace languages from a broad spectrum of users.
One very interesting aspect of the envisioned updating is the additional support for 30 new languages which will boost the already existing eighty-nine languages the facility already understood. However, Google uses a combination of Arabic, Spanish and the English language variants from multiple regions. According to Google, the additional new languages will cover almost a billion speakers, and it will include languages such as Swahili, Bengali and Latvian.
What remains to be seen is how the inclusion of the new languages will speed the exponential growth of Google to encompass every aspect of technology. The service will also be improved by the addition of other new core features, according to Google, and the most important among the additions will be support for world-level timestamps.
To make it easier for developers to enable their users to identify who a particular word sounded like, Google intends to tag every word with a unique timestamp. The translation services and all the human-augmented transcription that wish to speed up their work flow by using the API will find the feature quite interesting.
And the co-founder of Happy Scribe, Andre Bastie said that providing or having the ability to map the audio to the text with a timestamp would significantly reduce the time spent in proofreading transcripts. Andre’s company makes use of the service to transcribe its $0.10/minute interview.
The previous version only allowed shorter file versions that took up to 80 minutes, but the type of files that the developers will now be able to upload to the services will go up to three hours. For files that are longer than three hours, the developers will have the option of requesting for quota extension.
Through the Speech API, developers will I hour or sixty minutes of audio processing just like they did before, but every additional 15 minutes will be billed at the modest rate of $0.006. Developers who previously might have felt left out will now benefit from the addition of the 30 new languages and the updates by Google.