Google has the best way to keep children at home, with 1/3 of the world shut out. On Thursday, the development giant unveiled a research program for children called Read-Along for children over 5 years old. The program will help the children to understand, learn, and give them verbal and visual input.
Good news is that our software, to help kids improve their reading abilities, is now available in nine languages spanning over 180 countries, Google CEO and the Founder Sundar Pichai have revealed the software on Twitter. Driven by the awareness of # GoogleAI, it provides verbal and visual input while children read stories loudly.
The reading along was originally introduced as “Bolo” in India. Parents in India’s thunderous reaction led to the global launch. Google is now available in more than 180 countries and not in Hindi, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
“Read Along helps kids independently learn and build their reading skills with the help of an in-app reading buddy named Diya. As kids read out loud, Diya uses Google’s text-to-speech and speech recognition technology to detect if a student is struggling or successfully reading the passage. She gives them positive and reinforcing feedback along the way, just as a parent or teacher would. Children can also tap Diya at any time for help pronouncing a word or a sentence,” Zohair Hyder, the Lead Engineer, said in a blog post of Google.
This app will support parents who have trouble having their children active. It’s an immersive program that will teach kids new things, as Google plans to add a range of books and features to the app. When children know, they get stars and badges, which will enable them to read and play more in the game.
The health and privacy of children using the device have been assigned the highest priority by Google. No advertisements or in-app transactions are offered for the device. If you download the app, you do not need a cellular Internet service or cell connectivity to use the app because it doesn’t have unattended internet access, so it can be managed by parents.