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Google has an insane new voice recorder app that transcribes speech in real-time

And it can do everything offline.

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Having done some transcription work in a past life, this new tool from Google would have been a literal game-changer.

Shown off during Google’s Pixel event, the new voice recording feature uses machine learning and AI to automatically transcribe speech in real-time. Not only that, but it can do it all while not connected to any type of internet connection. During the live presentation, Google demonstrated the feature and it was honestly amazing, it felt like the future.

Check it out in action here:

Because it uses the power of the Pixel 4, the voice recorder can make these complex transcriptions without any type of connection. Your transcriptions can then be searched through effortlessly and it will highlight the point of the text where it shows up.

I’m curious to see how well this works in the real world. Real-life is noisy and not everyone speaks clearly, so it will be interesting to see how it handles speech out in the world and not on a stage. Regardless, its accuracy is pretty mindblowing even when on a quiet stage.

Currently, the voice recorder only works in English (with more languages on the way) and only available on the new Pixel 4. No timeline has been given for other devices.

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