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2022-08-12
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Indians want to make "voice version quora", how to make it understand many Indian dialects

currently, googleassistant supports 32 languages in which the oxygen index value is inversely proportional to the flammability within a certain range, including 9 Indian official languages, and these Indian local companies want to do more

Editor's note: author Vishal Krishna, original title: Indian languages need a voice online Here s how homegrown startups are giving them one.

among 1.3 billion Indians, less than 100million really speak English, no matter which report you refer to

most stations and applications in India must also operate in English, but now changes are taking place, and all numbers and products/services are transitioning to Indian local languages. This change has attracted new users, but the use of native languages still faces an important challenge

the challenge is voice

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not only India, but also startups and developers all over the world are investing heavily in voice technology. Voice technology saves users the trouble of typing, and can open up a new user market, including children who don't understand ABC and the elderly who don't know how to use keyboards

search giant Google currently supports nine Indian languages, and Amazon is also building various functions based on voice technology

India needs more than language support and voice technology. As people often say, content is king, and accurate recognition of a language requires enough data to train, while India has as many as 17 official languages (editor's School: there are 22 official languages recognized by the Indian constitution) and hundreds of recognized dialects. If you want to impress the consumers in India who rely on the gap between them to seal the fee, the speech recognition of these different languages is the only way, although it is not easy

in order to bridge this gap, several start-ups are trying to reduce the supplement as much as possible to keep the size of plastic parts stable. Companies are helping Indians build search tools in local languages. After all, everyone hopes to find clear answers to their questions. The difficulty of this work is that India lacks content, or data, in local languages

Vokal in Bangalore is such a company. Vokal was founded by aprameya radhakrishna and mayank bidawatka. Users can ask questions in Indian native language on the platform, and then other users will answer in the same language. In short, Vokal is like the Indian version of quora, but quora is a pure text Q & a platform, while Vokal is a pure voice Q & A

voice is the future. Rural residents in India prefer to use voice search to find interesting content. At present, if you do not know English, it is difficult for you to search and obtain information on major platforms. Aprameya said. He added that Vokal spent a lot of time training machine learning algorithms to understand various questions and display relevant answers

: report: in the Asia Pacific region, Chinese people are not as fond of using voice assistants as Indians

yourstory tried Vokal's eina German and Telugu voice search, using it to find cooking, farming, travel and healthy life guidance. Like any start-up company, Vokal still needs some time to get enough users and user usage data, and then optimize its AI search engine to achieve 99% accuracy, but it has taken the first step. Investors obviously think so. Less than a year and a half after its establishment, Vokal has obtained about $7million in financing from investment institutions such as kalaari capital, accel partners, Shun Wei capital and Blume venture

in addition to Vokal, some other start-ups are also developing voice based technology. Revie technologies successfully launched Hindi input method for several years ago, and this localized input method is widely popular. Recently, the company was acquired by Reliance Industries at a high price of 1.9 billion rupees (about US $27.72 million). The reason behind the acquisition is the voice banking service tool that is being developed by revelie and supports local languages

the usage scenarios of all products and functions developed by resurie are based on specific devices (including, tablets, set-top boxes, and game and app development tools). In addition, reverie also cooperates with Qualcomm, Vodafone and Samsung to help them improve the language processing ability of their electronic devices

many start-ups in India are exploring voice technology, but their functions are different. For example, Gnani. AI, this company has been focusing on B2B business, but now it is planning to launch B2C service of plastic masterbatch for farmers, so that they can consult about crops in local language

what's more interesting is that we are still trying to use for speech translation and information reading. In other words, users can convert a voice message into text, and then share it with friends on WhatsApp. If a user can speak enna German but can't write, he/she can convert his/her voice into enna Chinese words as long as he/she speaks to the platform of Gnani

in addition to the official language, the Gnani platform can also convert dialects into text content. At present, the main language of Gnani is eina German, but more languages will certainly be expanded in the future

we are still testing the product and improving the algorithm in order to output the most accurate (translation) results. Gnani。 Ganesh Gopalan, co-founder of AI, said

among heavyweight enterprise players, those who want to occupy the voice and local language markets are not only relianceindustries of revere. Last year, flipkart acquired, said kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of flipkart, liv. AI can use voice technology that supports local languages to complete transactions, make payments, provide customer service, and interact with sellers. Founded by Subodh Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar and Kishore Mundra, the company will help flipkart communicate with customers in local languages, whether through voice or text

Vernacular。 AI represents another possibility of voice application. Vernacular wants to build an automated call center that can deal with different languages in India. At present, it can automatically make reservations for several hotels and restaurants. Guests can make reservations only by saying their own needs, rather than waiting to communicate with customer service

according to a report of speech recognition market, the speech technology market is expected to grow from $7.5 billion in 2018 to $21.5 billion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate of 19.18%. There are many reasons for the strong growth of the speech recognition market, including its potential in healthcare applications, the growing demand for speech authentication in banking applications, the rapid popularity of multi-function devices and smart speakers, and the continuous improvement of the accuracy of speech recognition with the help of AI

the report added that areas such as microlinguistics, education and autonomous driving could create huge growth opportunities for speech recognition companies

in India, with the exponential growth of users using mobile traffic, the demand for local languages will increase, and there are too many scenarios that require local languages. Now all the efforts in the industry, including not only the efforts of giants such as Google and Amazon, but also the efforts of local start-ups, are necessary for the future market. It is hoped that soon Indians will be able to search for information in local languages and get localized answers

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