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BSNL Partners with Google to Expand WiFi Footprint

BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastav on Friday performed the soft launch of the BSNL – Google Station free WiFi services

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On the occasion of World Telecom Day on Friday, state-run telecom major BSNL has partnered with Google to increase access to its WiFi footprint in the country.

With the launch of this service, people across the country will be able to enjoy BSNL’s free WiFi services.

This initiative will allow customers use BSNL’s high speed internet services on WiFi.

BSNL is also taking steps to increase the rural WiFi footprint, promoting the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

“We have been partnering with various technology companies upgrading our platform and increasing our customer reach in this era of ever-increasing demand of high speed internet”, BSNL Director (CFA) Vivek Bansal said.

BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastav on Friday performed the soft launch of the BSNL – Google Station free WiFi services.

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There are 38,000 BSNL WiFi hotspot locations operational in India. One can access these by buying WiFi vouchers that are priced starting at Rs 19. (IANS)

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Google Plans To Bring Live Transcription Feature To Its Translate App For Android

Interestingly, the feature is similar to how the real-time transcription works in Google's "Recorder" app, barring that it's also translating the speaker's words

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The feature will allow users to record audio in one language and have it rendered in another in real time. Pixabay

In a bid to make its translation tech even more powerful, Google is now mulling to bring live transcription feature to its Google Translate app for Android.

The feature will allow users to record audio in one language and have it rendered in another in real time.

It’s still in the prototype stage, but Google gave a demonstration of the technology during a series of artificial intelligence demos at its San Francisco office, The verge reported on Tuesday.

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In a bid to make its translation tech even more powerful, Google is now mulling to bring live transcription feature to its Google Translate app for Android. Pixabay

Interestingly, the feature is similar to how the real-time transcription works in Google’s “Recorder” app, barring that it’s also translating the speaker’s words (into whatever specified language) rather than simply transcribing them.

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It will not work with audio files, at least at first; it will have to be live audio captured through a smartphone microphone, although Google says you could always play recorded audio through a speaker and capture it that way, the report added. (IANS)

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