Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant, is now out there in Hindi for smartphone customers in India. The Alexa app on Android and iOS now helps Hindi language and the event was shared on the primary anniversary of Alexa’s Hindi assist in India. Over the previous 12 months, Alexa in Hindi added greater than 60 new options and has proven vital enchancment in speech recognition and language understanding.
“India’s distinctive cultural and linguistic variety has at all times impressed us to make Alexa extra native and related for customers within the nation. Introducing Hindi made Alexa accessible to a whole lot of thousands and thousands of native Hindi audio system. We now have made a number of enhancements in Pure Language Understanding,” mentioned Puneesh Kumar, nation chief for Alexa, Amazon India, in a press release.
Citing an instance of higher language understanding, Kumar said that within the preliminary days Alexa was unable to grasp phrases like dhai (two-and-a-half) and tham jaa (cease), however now it might probably. The crew will proceed to make interactions in Hindi extra pure and seamless, Kumar added.
In a press launch, Amazon shared that the corporate has added greater than 60 new options because the launch of Hindi assist to Alexa final 12 months. Six new Alexa authentic songs and poems together with 20 new tales in Hindi have additionally been added to the voice assistant’s database. Customers in India can now use instructions like “Alexa, kuch gungunao” (Alexa, hum one thing), “Alexa, cloud rap sunao” (Alexa, play cloud rap), “Alexa, cricket story sunao” (Alexa, inform me a narrative on cricket), or “Alexa, dosti ki kahani sunao” (Alexa, inform me a narrative on friendship).
As per Amazon, Alexa has proven 40 % enchancment in Computerized Speech Recognition (ASR) and 30 % enchancment in Pure Language Understanding (NLU) over the previous 12 months. It has additionally added greater than 1,000 Hindi Expertise in India.
Hindi language assist was first added to Amazon Echo gadgets in September final 12 months. Now, the Alexa app on Android and iOS gadgets has additionally acquired Hindi assist. To modify to Hindi, open the Alexa app, head to Settings > Alexa on this cellphone > Language, then choose हिंदी (Hindi) from out there languages.
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