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Amazon India testing Hindi mobile website: report

Amazon is testing a Hindi interface for its India mobile website, reports Economic Times. It has also incorporated Hindi in its text to speech service Amazon Polly. Amazon Internet Services or AISPL resells and markets the AWS Cloud services in India under which Polly is provided. Earlier this month, the company also launched Alexa Cleo, a software which would let Alexa users teach the AI Indic languages like Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Telugu. We could not find any particular option where the current Amazon.in would be available in Hindi. This might be rolled out only internally or to a select test user base. Flipkart recently acquired an Indic speech recognition startup Liv.ai. Google also unveiled Navlekhā, a platform for offline news publishers to digitise their print publications and made Google Assistant available in Hindi and Marathi. The…

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