Sometimes it is the small things that have a great impact. Live Caption forcan only be one of these features. It gives you flight transcription of the sound in any video: podcasts, CNET videos, the shaky hand camera your sister took from her children. Live Caption is not limited to a YouTube video or Google Duo call.
Imagine you're in a crowded or loud place and you can't hear what's happening in the video. Or the sound on the clip is distorted. Or maybe you or someone you love is hearing impaired, the person who speaks has speech patterns that you can't quite do or you want to keep the volume extremely low so you won't bother the people around you. Live Caption can borrow one hand.
Live Caption uses on-machine machine learning, a similar technology to Smart Reply, which produces the small suggestions you see under your composition window when sending an email. All transcription happens on your phone and Google says it does not save or otherwise access the transcripts. Live Caption will be available for Android Q later this year.
The demo I saw on Google I / O was a pre-recorded video, so we need to see the feature go live before we know how fast transcription happens. But after the moody transcription we saw withGoogle has certainly shown that it has the technology to pull this off.
While Live Caption is currently unavailable onjust then (we tried), I thought I'd share how it works when you get the chance to use it.
How do you use Live Caption in Android Q?
1: Press the volume button – either up or down, it does not matter.
2: When the on-screen screen appears, touch the icon below it.
3: Play the video. 19659003] 4. When the live transcription is displayed, drag the text box to move it around the screen.
5: If necessary, press the text box to expand it.