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Google's Gboard gets offline AI dictation feature

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is adding an Artificially Intelligent (AI) offline dictation feature on its keyboard for phones that would allow users to speak out emails and texts even without an

"We're happy to announce the rollout of an end-to-end, all-neural, on-device speech recognizer to power speech input in which is always available, even when you are offline," Johan Schalkwyk, Speech Team, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

has designed the feature to work at the character level.

"As you speak, it outputs words character-by-character, just as if someone was typing out what you say in real-time. It is exactly as you'd expect from a keyboard dictation system," Schalkwyk said.

To increase use-parameters of the feature, Google said it has hosted the new model on device in order to avoid the latency and inherent unreliability of

For now, the on-device speech recogniser has been made available in American English language on all devices.

"We are hopeful that the techniques presented here can soon be adopted in more languages and across broader domains of application," Schalkwyk added.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 13:04 IST
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