Alexa’s Country Leader Punish Sharma said in a statement, “India’s unique cultural and linguistic diversity has always inspired us to make Alexa more localized and worthy of users in the country. With Hindi support, Alexa has millions of crores Made accessible to Hindi speakers. “
Punish also stated that he has also made several improvements in natural language understanding. Giving an example, he explained that in the early days Alexi does not understand the words like ‘two and a half’ and ‘tham ja’, but now after this improvement he will understand it as well. Punish says that his team is working towards making the conversation in Hindi more accessible and easier.
In the press release, Amazon informed that since the launch of Hindi support last year, the company has introduced 60 new features in it. 20 new Hindi stories have been added to the Voice Assistant database with 6 new Alexa Origin songs and poems. Indian users can now give Alexa commands such as, “Alexa humming something …”, “Alexa cloud rap …”, “Alexa tell cricket story …”, “Alexa tell friendship story”.
According to Amazon, Alexa has improved 40 percent automatic speed recognition (ASR) and 30 percent natural language understanding (NLU) in the past year. Apart from this, more than 1,000 Hindi skills have been added to it.
It is worth noting that Hindi support was first introduced in Amazon Echo device in September last year. At the same time, Hindi language support has been introduced in the Alexa app on Android and iOS devices. To change the language in the app, you must first go to Settings, then click on Alexa on this phone and then on Language. Here you can choose the Hindi language from the available languages.
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