Thursday, July 25, 2019

Startup Empowers Indian Language Speakers with Deep Learning

A flood of new smartphone users will come online in the next couple years — and many don’t speak or read a word of English, the internet’s most common language. To make web adoption smoother for hundreds of millions of these new users, one Bangalore-based startup is building AI speech tools for 10 different languages spoken in India. India will have more than 600 million smartphone owners by 2020, but the country has just 125 million English speakers — most of whom speak it as a second language.