Google Assistant is learning a second language with upcoming Hindi support

Google Assistant, the company’s voice-controlled AI tool, got its first public release to the English-speaking world last week inside the new messaging app Allo. Today Google is announcing the second language it’ll work with: Hindi, the fourth most-spoken first language in the world and one of India’s official languages. Google’s other new communications effort, the video-calling app Duo, has seen “amazing uptake” in India, according to VP for the next billion users Caesar Sengupta, who tells The Verge that it’s well-optimized for the country’s 2G and 3G networks. In fact, together with the US, it’s one of the top two markets for the app. Google is bullish on the prospects of Allo in India, then, with countless users who’d be more comfortable speaking to Assistant in Hindi than English. The addition of…


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