It is not proving to be the perfect week for Google (with the demise of its faltering social community Google+ because of a catastrophic information breach), but it surely’s not all unhealthy – the corporate has simply introduced the addition of stay captions for presentation app Google Slides.
Converse into your microphone whereas presenting a slideshow and Google Slides will transcribe your phrases into captions in actual time. It is an addition that’ll be welcomed by anybody presenting to a gaggle who may not all have headphones or audio system helpful.
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Stay captions are presently solely accessible in case you’re utilizing Chrome. To make use of it, click on the ‘CC’ button in Sheets, or faucet both Ctrl+Shift+C or Command+Shift+C (relying on whether or not you are utilizing a PC or Mac respectively).
The stay captions virtually definitely use the identical speech recognition know-how that YouTube makes use of to provide computerized closed captions for uploaded movies.
Microsoft makes use of its Translator Stay function to carry out the identical activity in PowerPoint. PowerPoint can transcribe speech in 60 languages whereas Google Sheets can solely handle US English, however we anticipate it can additionally develop into multilingual earlier than lengthy.