Speech-to-text set to fuel Indian language devices

 Bangalore startup Liv.ai has created a voice recognition platform for English -- and 9 Indian languages.

Bangalore, August 31 2017:   A Bangalore start-- Liv.ai -- as released a software tool kit  otherwise known  as Application Programme Interface (API), which enables  equipment manufacturers to  provide   a voice recognition  feature in English and  eight other Indian languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati and Marathi.  The tool can be  put in phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, even as a safe  communication tool in cars.
Now  users in these languages can speak in their own tongue and have text appear on screen -- in the script of the language.  Once embedded in a tool like email, it will allow us to speak answers to mail and have them transcribed in any of these 10 languages.
Live.ai  was co founded by three  graduates from  IIT Kharagpur -- Subodh Kumar,  Sanjeev Kumar and Kishore Mundra --  who spent the last three years harnessing Artificial Intelligence for speech and language applications.Some of their early products like Indian language keyboards can be found in Google Play. And they have also created  the reverse of their speech recognition engine -- a text to speech convertor. 
You can try out the speech to text tool for free on their website  after selecting any of the  eight Indian languages or English. Here is the URL: https://liv.ai/#speech-recog