Google Can Now Perceive Australian Slang (Even If We Nonetheless Can't)

Struggling to find the closest billabong? Or questioning if a dingo actually may eat your child?

Web search big Google has added Australian slang and language recognition to its purposes, addressing complaints that its software program had problem in understanding thick native accents and sophisticated place names.

Lengthy accustomed to having their distinctive slang misunderstood, Australians can now substitute "footy" for soccer, "arvo" for afternoon and discover instructions to Mullumbimby or Goondiwindi, a spokesman advised Reuters on Friday.

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The prolonged vocabulary got here after Google, which is now a part of holding firm Alphabet, added an Australian accented voice to its Google Maps and search purposes final week.

"Individuals are beginning to speak to their telephones rather more frequently now. Cellular voice searchers have doubled within the final yr," Google Australia spokesman Shane Treeves stated.

"Notably all these tough Aussie place names, they only sound a lot better in an Aussie voice that may get them proper."