Google Go, launched as a lightweight, faster way to search the web on devices with less space or reliable internet connections, today, received a new feature that, now let’s listen to web pages on the Go’s browser.
The listen to web pages out loud is powered by natural language processing and speech synthesis AI, to determine which parts of a page to read, and which to leave out.
This AI-powered technology can read aloud billions of web pages in 28 languages, smoothly, and in a natural sounding voice, even on 2G connections.
“Today’s update makes it easier for anyone accessing the richness of the web. For those learning new languages, each word is highlighted as it is read, allowing you to follow along and help accelerate your learning,” Google wrote.
“People using Google Go come from many different backgrounds, and some might want extra tools to help read and pronounce new words— for example, those with visual or reading impairments, people studying a foreign language, or those less comfortable reading long text. ”
Also, it uses minimal cellular data.
In addition to listening texts, it also helps in multitasking, like following a recipe while cooking a meal, listening to articles while exercising, or catching up on the news while commuting.
It’s not just Go, Google said it plans to bring the listen to web page’s ability to more products in the future.
Here is a screenshot of Google Go’s listen to web pages feature: