Previously, Google has integrated support for podcasts in Google Search and Google Assistant. Currently, according to product Manager, division podcasts Google Zack Reno-Vadino, podcast users on Android is 10 times less than iOS. And this despite the fact that Android users make up a large part of the market. This was the reason that the company decided to seriously rethink the podcast.
Currently, podcasts on iOS do not get any improvement due to the lack of competition. The battle takes Google and Apple will have to work hard now and in the area of podcasts. But let’s not unfounded. Google is planning to implement in the future several functions.
Each podcast episode will be automatically linked to the text file. Artificial intelligence will analyze the entire episode of the podcast and write to the file time intervals (timestamp), by analogy with YouTube, where the user, by clicking on the link over time, can jump to a certain point.
And if in the case of YouTube you videos manually publish timestamp, podcast application, Google will do it automatically. Analysis of speech podcasts will also introduce your data files into the Google search engine. For example, if the user asks the question “What is the most favorite color is Ivan?”, the system will search all the sources, one of which will podcasts. As a result, the search engine will display a link to the podcast with the right information.
Another nice feature should be the ability to quickly read the podcast by analogy with the fast playback of YouTube by pointing the cursor on the scroll bar. The AI converts the podcast into text, and scrolling the user in text form to see it leading. Comfortable? Of course.
The last interesting feature should be the intelligent transfer podcasts. Artificial intelligence will not just convert speech to text, and then translate words from English to Russian, but also will convert the text in Russian.
And here the most important thing — the AI will pick up tone of voice so that a robotic speech could not be distinguished from the speech of the presenter of the podcast. Thus, a podcaster from the USA for Russian students to speak in Russian language with his own voice. Isn’t it great?
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