Google Search has unveiled a new feature that lets users check the pronunciation of words they are not familiar with with machine learning, according to media report. When searching for pronunciation guides, users will be able to speak through a microphone and then ask Google to use AI to analyze whether their pronunciation is accurate and provide feedback.
The feature is understood to have been released, but Google says it is experimental and can only be used on mobile devices. At the same time, it is now only available for American English words, and soon Spanish will be available.
In addition, Google will use visual cues to improve its word translation and definition. For example, if you want to translate “naranja” from Spanish into English, you’ll see pictures of oranges and translated words, and if you search for the meaning of the word “seal”, you’ll see pictures of mechanical seals, wax flakes and semi-aquatic marine mammal seals.
But Google says the images were initially only available in English and the most visually visible word, nouns, but it plans to expand its reach further in the future.