Google’s Cloud Speech API is getting its biggest upgrade since it launched in 2016.
Google has announced it is adding 30 languages to the already impressive 89 (if you count the multiple variations on English, Spanish, etc) that the API already understands.
Some of the new languages included are Swahili, Latvian and Bengali.
Additionally, Google is also introducing some new features to the service including word-level timestamps. This gives developers the ability to map the audio to the text with time stamps.
A number of developers have already expressed that the changes are very welcome.
For most digital marketers, this won’t mean too much, but if you are developing an app or service that uses auto transcription or speech analysis, this could be incredibly useful.