Google enhances India presence with new AI lab, payments and jobs services

Ruben Fields
September 20, 2019

Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering, Google, said, "We are adding more Indian languages to Discover, a Google feed that gives Indians updates on the stories they care about".

When Google Assistant hears this command, it will switch to the desired language and begin talking to you in that Indic language.

Google has launched Google Station in India as one of its major projects to bring fast Wi-Fi-based internet connectivity to mobile phone users. Though generally region specific, the Indian market is one in which phones with Google's Android OS are dominant, and has historically acted as a bellwether for developments that will later come to the rest of the world. This event is called the Google for India event, and the fifth iteration of the event just went down in the books. It's worth noting that calls to the phone number are free of charge and it does not require internet or data on the phone. It had also hinted at support coming in for other Indic languages. This new mode will help with real-time translation in English and Hindi using Google Assistant. The page also had eatfit's website embedded in that page which opened up eatfit's entire menu within the app. Chaddhha said that this was eatfit's "spot" within the Google Pay app and was licensed and owned completely by eatfit. It now serves 67 million monthly active users doing and the transactions are estimated at $110 billion annually.

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Google had many things in store for India at the recent Google for India event. This achievement is regardless of stern competitors from the likes of Paytm, Amazon Pay, PhonePe and different digital wallets within the nation. For instance, MakeMyTrip's Spot Cards will show its ticketing platform inside Google Pay. Tokenised cards are digital representations of physical credit and debit cards, so users don't have to carry physical cards with them. Once the transaction using the token is complete, the data will be erased. The internet search titan is also setting up an AI lab in Bengaluru to leverage various benefits of computer science tech.

Some of the most eye-catching announcements were in the Google Pay sphere, the company's digital wallet and payment system. Most banks in India, together with HDFC Financial institution, Axis Financial institution, State Financial institution of India, Kotak Financial institution and Customary Chartered, are already on board for this new characteristic and it'll quickly it expanded to MasterCard and RuPay playing cards. Bolo is a speech-based app to help children learn how to read.

Apart from that, users can also scan a QR code with the Google Pay app and it'll take them to the Spot page of that particular business.

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