Android Qs speech recognition aims to protect your privacy too

first_img 0 Share your voice Pixel 3A review: The cheap phone Google always needed Google Nest Hub Max: A higher-end smart display for Google Assistant Google Maps gets Incognito Mode Google’s next-gen Assistant is 10x faster, knows where your mom lives See all our Google I/O coverage Google I/O 2019 See All Aug 12 • Google will ask you to migrate your Nest account soon: Here’s what you need to know Google I/O 2019 Jul 10 • How to get Android 10 right now reading • Android Q’s speech recognition aims to protect your privacy too Android Q gets security updates without rebooting Jul 24 • Nest Hub Max: Google’s 10-inch Assistant smart display costs $230, debuts Sept. 9 Aug 26 • Android Q has a name: Android 10. Here’s how you’ll use it •center_img Google I/O 2019 A Google presenter describes the new Android feature that captions videos in real time. CNET Google unveiled new Android Q features Tuesday that it says can caption home videos in real time, with no internet connection needed. It’s possible because Google’s speech recognition software requires less processing power, so it can run on your phone or tablet, Google said.That comes with an added privacy benefit. Instead of streaming audio from your device to Google’s cloud servers, the content of your conversations stays on your device. “No audio stream ever leaves it,” Google’s Stephanie Cuthbertson said at the Google I/O developer conference Tuesday. “That protects user privacy.”That means Google’s machine learning software is getting more efficient, and one benefit for users is increased privacy. It’s a notable advance as major tech companies come under scrutiny for how much of our conversations they record and store on their own servers, and as Google itself is consolidating more data about users with its smart home products. Google’s new Nest Hub Max smart display has a camera. Can you trust it? Google Assistant is 10x faster and knows where your mom lives Human or bot? Google Duplex scares me 2:41 Google and your data Tags Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: Machine learning software is typically resource intensive. That’s because it has to analyze large amounts of data, like audio streams or language patterns in texts or emails, and respond immediately with things like captions, audio responses or suggested replies to emails — all things Android devices can do.The on-device machine learning is possible because of a “huge breakthrough in speech recognition” Google made earlier this year, Cuthbertson said. It applies to all of Google’s real-time captions, including for video you watch in apps or in a web browser. That lowered the processing power needed to run the software enough that Android could run it on your phone without quickly draining your battery. Mobile Smart Home Mobile Apps Smart Speakers & Displays Artificial intelligence (AI) Privacylast_img