Google Cloud speech-to-text reaches 200 million more people with language upgrades

Google Cloud is extending its speech-to-text API to an additional 200 million people around the world today with support for Albanian, Burmese, Estonian, Macedonian, Mongolian, Punjabi, and Uzbek. Including today’s language upgrades, the API now supports more than 70 languages.

Speech-to-text is a form of natural language processing (NLP) that converts speech into words and is often applied to things like video subtitles or transcription. As part of today’s news, a version of the Google Cloud Speech-to-Text API that delivers 60% better performance than the base model when transcribing telephone audio is now available in U.S. Spanish, U.K. English, and Russian.

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