Google will also be unveiling a new report on Indian languages defining India’s internet.

Google India to unveil new products in machine learning for Indian languages
Atom Google Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:35

Aiming to bring a billion people online and make the web more useful for them, Google India is slated to unveil new products on advancement in machine learning for the Indian languages, the company said on Friday.

In an event that is slated to be organised in New Delhi on April 25, Google will also share findings from a new report by Google and KPMG India, titled "Indian Languages-Defining India's Internet.”

Rajan Anandan, vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Google, will address the event, the company said in a statement.

In a bid to help Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google earlier this year announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in the Bengali language on Google Search.

The Knowledge Graph enables users to search for things, people or places that Google knows about -- landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more.

Google has also introduced its neural machine translation support for more languages including Hindi to make the translation process seamless and refined. 

Of over 500 million people who use Google Translate, the majority of users come from countries like India, Indonesia, Brazil and Thailand.

In 2015, Google had also announced lane guidance feature for Maps, which would help users listen to voice-guided navigation instructions for major roads in over 10 cities in India. This feature too, was made available in Hindi apart from English and also supported other regional languages such as Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu.

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