Google Bolo Speech-Based Reading-Tutor App Launched in India, Now Available for Android

By:Supriti Chatterjee 2019-03-08

Now the smartphone dispersion develops in country India, Google is expecting to associate on it to assist the children with their improved reading abilities. The organization on Wednesday has revealed its innovative Bolo Android app that is completely a new speech-based reading-tutor app that has intended at rustic children, who then might not have better access to a perfect education support system. 

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This app has been unveiled in India first; the Bolo app is now offered for free through Google Play and can also function through an offline. But it is not confirmed that when the app will be introduced in other markets.

The government-back school system in various Indian regions mars lots to be anticipated and it is every so often the only offered street for obtaining an education in rural parts along with for children from economically stressed families. Google is anticipating to transform that by making use of smartphones, which are more and more becoming a common vision, even though in rural zones.

“We have faith in technology has the command to assist to renovate teaching and learning, and have been dynamically aiming our products, programs, and compassion to make sure that all students are able to advantage from it,” Google told in a report.

It is designed for local Hindi-speakers in its existing avatar, the Bolo app assists the children to increase their Hindi and English reading skills by boosting them to read clearly. It is available with a massive number of appealing stories, which the firm has expectations, will assist the children in enhancing their understanding skills. The app has been built to ensure that children don't have to for any kind of support in using it and they can easily read all things by them. Google notes that with the entire reading material on the app is coming free of cost and it is functioning with other firms to take more content to Bolo. The app depends on Google's speech identification and text-to-speech technology.

To induce the children to make use of the app, Google has included in-app prizes and badges to Bolo and word games.

The company speaks the app comprises a graphical digital supporter that is named as Diya. This helper can read the text out clearly with a loud for the children and though describe the meaning of the English text. Diya can talk to English as well as Hindi and will boost the children by providing them respects when they complete a job.

In addition, the app can be shared amongst various children and offers an exceptional experience to all. Thus, in a family, if there are two siblings, they can both access the app and monitor their personal development.

Now the app is now used by children, there is the significant interrogation of confidentiality. Google notes that it gathers images and voice data from the app but that is stockpiled locally and is intended to assist in the working of the application. Furthermore to this private data, the search hulk will also be gathering other unidentified info such as device information, usage statistics, preferred language, reading and search history, and other settings. Many details on Google's data assortment from the Bolo app are available on the company website.

As per to Google, the Bolo app is yet available in beta and the organization will be functioning with its associates such as Kaivalya, Room to Read, Saajha, and Pratham to move forward to improve it and take the app to more and more kids. The company has before now implemented a controlled pilot for three months in 200 townships of Uttar Pradesh's Unnao area and it speaks that the first results were boosting.

“With the assistance of ASER Centre, we have been conducting Bolo all over 200 rural areas in Uttar Pradesh, India, over the past few months,” Google mentioned in an article. “First results are more boosting, and we got that 64 percent of children exhibited progress in reading ability in just 3 months.”

The Mountain View, California-based organization also exposed that it is prepared to include more features to the app, like one that can assist the children to enhance their language. It is also functioning to add support for more Indic languages to Bolo, but the firm did not share a timeline for the same.

You can now download the Bolo easily from Google Play and functions with all android phones functioning KitKat or above. It is available with 16 preloaded stories and additionally can be downloaded. The complete size of the app is less than 50MB, which comprises the speech components and the complete experience.

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