Search giant Google is believed to working on improving voice searches in poor network or connectivity zones in India.
According to an Economic Times report , the company’s engineers are busy developing an artificial intelligence engine which might take the voice search from being on the web to the local memory of the device.
“I hope to see it on the device rather than requiring connectivity. When that happens, we will see voice working a lot better,” Anjali Joshi, vice president, Google Search, told ET.
Further explaining the back-end technology, Joshi said that the computations could be scaled down to the point where they can be accommodated on the device memory of the phone. “This is a technology which is not just applicable to voice alone. Many of these machine learning, artificial intelligence driven models are being shrunk to a point where they can be done on the device. Once that happens, we will start seeing huge progress,” Joshi said.
India is soon expected to have over 350 million Internet users most of which will be online through the mobile phone.