In what could be good news for Indians, search giant Google confirmed their plan about making their Assistant compatible with the Hindi language by the end of the year. In a recent blog post, Google announced their future plans concerning their AI-powered Assistant to be implemented in the coming weeks.
Google is all set to talk more about these plans, especially the ones that involve AI and machine learning, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show. Over the past couple of years, Google has consistently been pushing themselves a lot towards AI and machine learning. And we can’t ignore the fact that these efforts taken by Google, somewhat led towards the development around their Assistant.
Currently, Google Assistant is available in eight languages around the world. Soon, it will support 30 languages including Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai, something Google claims will help themselves reach 95% of all eligible phones worldwide.
“In the next few months, we’ll bring the Assistant to Danish, Dutch, Hindi, Indonesian, Norwegian, Swedish and Thai on Android phones and iPhones, and we’ll add more languages on more devices throughout the year,” said Nick Fox, Vice President of Product, Google.
To remember, Google Assistant initially started off limiting itself to a single language as well as the device. But it eventually expanded into several other products like speakers, Android Auto, TVs etc., making them even smarter. At CES 2018, Google also offered a glimpse into the future of Assistant, making its way into cars and homes in the coming days.
In other news, we previously saw a report claiming users can now speak to Google Assistant in Hindi. It successfully responded to some of our commands like “Kaise Ho?” (meaning, how are you?) and “Mere Ghar Ka Rasta” (my way home). It seems Google may be readying the platform to fully support Hindi pretty soon.