- Speak app is first launched for children of India
- The app can be used without internet
- Animated character in the app will give ‘given’ children to read stories
Google launched a new app ‘Bolo’ on Wednesday. This app will help the primary school children learn Hindi and English. Along with the accusations of pronouncing children, Speech recognition and Text to speech technology have been used in the spoken app. Google has launched this app first in India. This app can be downloaded from Google Play Store.
Google Product Manager Nitin Kashyap said, “The reduction in the ability to read in children affects further education and the child does not fully understand his abilities. Children sometimes have to face difficulties in learning about the lack of quality education, lack of resources and learning from outside the classroom.
Quoting the Annual Status of Education Report, 2018, Nitin said that only half of the students of 5th class in rural areas of India can read second class level book well.
No information is stored on any server to ensure the safety of children in the Speech app. All of the app’s data is stored on the device of the user. There is no need to give information like email id or gender to the user to use the app.
‘Diya’ will help improve pronunciation
Speak app works offline. This means that there will be no need to turn on the Internet to run the app. The user has to download an app less than 50MB only once.
The app has more than 100 stories in Hindi and English. Children can improve their reading skills by reading.
Animated characters in the app will give ‘Dia’ children to read the stories aloud. Along with this, if the child is not able to pronounce any word correctly, then it will help the child in that too. After reading the entire content, appreciating the child will greatly increase his enthusiasm.
Google had a trial of the speak app in 200 villages of Uttar Pradesh. In the first three months of the trial, 64% of children have seen increased reading capacity.
Google is now working with several non-profit organizations so that this app can be delivered to the needy people in the country. The company is planning to add other Indian languages like Bengali, Marathi in the app too.
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