It’s LeviOsa, not LevioSA!
According to recent news, users can now correct their pronunciation of unfamiliar words with the help of the new feature launched by Google search.
Basically, get ready to be schooled by artificial intelligence every time you speak into the Google search engine. So, if you look up the pronunciation of a word online, you will speak directly into the microphone, and artificial intelligence will detect and analyze how you speak and how it is actually spoken.
For instance, to find out how the word “isthmus” is pronounced, you will speak the word into the microphone. The speech recognition technology or the artificial intelligence stored for the purpose will detect the word and analyse how you pronounced it.
Since this two-syllable word is normally pronounced with the sound of “th” in it, Google will rectify your error and give you immediate feedback.
This feature is only accessible on mobile phones and is considered as an experiment for now. Additionally, as of now, only the American English guides are available. However, Spanish pronunciations will soon be added.
Another feature that is being put to the test is the translation through visual prompts. What this means is that when you ask Google to translate a word to English, it will provide pictures of the word underneath. So, if you search for the English translation of “naranja”, you’ll find pictures of oranges with it.
The only problem with the feature right now is that it is primarily limited. Although there are plans to expand this feature in the near future, as of now, Google only offers this option with strictly English words, more specifically nouns.
This means that if your primary language is not English, you no longer need to take expensive classes to learn the language. Instead, you can try the new Google search feature that will not only help you with translations but also correct your pronunciations!