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Google on Thursday revealed new updates to Live Transcribe aimed at expanding the capabilities of the accessibility feature.
The feature, which aids the hearing impaired by translating real time audio into text, will soon be able to interpret “sound events”. This means that Live Transcribe can translate sounds such as “knocking” for users.
“Seeing sound events allows you to be more immersed in the non-conversation realm of audio and helps you understand what is happening in the world,” Google said on its blog.
Users will also have three days to copy and save transcriptions on their devices.
“We’ve also made the audio visualization indicator bigger, so that users can more easily see the background audio around them,” the company noted.
The new updates will roll out to Live Transcribe on Android in a month’s time.
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