|Initial release||February 4, 2019|
4.2.350293983 / January 19, 2021
Live Transcribe is a smartphone application to get realtime captions developed by Google for the Android operating system. Development on the application began in partnership with Gallaudet University. It was publicly released as a free beta for Android 5.0+ on the Google Play Store on February 4, 2019. As of early 2021, it has garnered 100 million installs worldwide.
Researchers Dimitri Kanevsky, Sagar Savla and Chet Gnegy at Google developed the app in collaboration with researchers at Gallaudet University, an American university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing. The app uses machine learning to generate captions, similar to YouTube's auto-generated captions.
The app uses automatic speech recognition to generate live captions in over 80 languages with varying accuracy. The app requires internet to function and is available to download on the Google Play Store.