Now, dictate Google Gboard even when offline
California, Mar 14 : In a bid to make speech-to-text systems even more seamless, Google has announced that its Gboard keyboard will now support voice recognition even if you are not connected to the internet.
As explained by Google on its blog, the new all-neural, on-device Gboard speech recognizer does not search over a larger decoder graph and instead consists of a beam search through a single neural network.
Despite the small size of 80MB, the system is capable of offering the same accuracy as the traditional server-based models.
The ability is currently supported on Pixel devices for American English only.