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as did the opening address at the Google I/O 2018, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, repeated yesterday, during the keynote of Google I/O 2019, the importance of ensuring the accessibility of technology in order to facilitate the life to all those who have some type of disability.
So, in the same way that last year announced Lookout and a few months ago introduced Live, Transcribed, and Sound Amplifier, Google is now working on Live Relay, a tool designed for any person who cannot speak or listen yes that is able to take a call.
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According to Sapir Caduri, Software engineer and developer of Live Relay, the idea of the project came when, last year, he read that a deaf man could not fix the Internet connection in your home because the service and support had no way to communicate with him through text messages, email, or chat, only through a call.
With the goal of helping people to make and receive phone calls without having to talk or listen, Live Relay uses the voice recognition of the mobile and the text-to-speech to allow the phone to listen and talk in place of the users while they write.
As it provides Intelligent Answers (Smart Reply) and writing suggestions, predictive (Smart Compose), it is possible to write fast enough to keep a phone call seamless. In addition, the Live Relay is run completely on the device, so that maintaining the privacy of the conversation, and as it interacts through a telephone call, regular (not required data), the person at the other side may be speaking in a perfectly from a landline phone.
Google says that the Live Relay is intended to be used by any person who can not speak or listen during a call, but that is especially useful for deaf users or hard of hearing. In this sense, the company claims that it is not intended to replace other services of transmission of real-time text (RTT) that already exist, for example, in the united States, but want to supplement it with Live Relay.
Although it is still in phase of research, Sapir Caduri ensures that you are exploring the integration of the real-time translation so that we can call to any person in the world and communicate with her regardless of the language barriers. We don’t know if, finally, we materialized the project, but there is no doubt that Google is striving to offer more and better ways to communicate, especially to those who have difficulties to do it with the current solutions.
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The news Google presents Live Relay, a tool that allows you to take calls to people who cannot hear or speak was originally published in Xataka Android by Laura Sexton .
May 9, 2019
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